As far as 3D Modeling, Animation, & Rendering Software goes - Maya and Cinema 4D have been my tools of choice; but, recently, I've discovered Modo. I like. I think that I'm in love with Modo's bevel tool. The workflow and shortcut keys take a bit of time to get used to if you are more acclimated to Maya or C4D controls. I still have a ways to go, but I like what I see.
Above, is a water bottle that I modeled off a reference shot on an image plane.