The idea of the Personal Learning editions is an interesting one. I guess in a way it's like getting someone hooked on methadone, then telling them that for a few extra dollars they can graduate up to the real stuff. Hmm, possibly not the best analogy, but I think I've made my point.
The people that brought you the Personal Learning edition of their wonderful 3D modelling application, Maya, now brings you a similar version of their character creation software, Motion Builder.
If you want to make a start in 3D animation, or you have a digital film that you want visualised, you could find a lot worse places to start than here.
Alias Motion Builder 6 Personal Learning edition