Well, Leroy, Anim8or is for what TS was for you. The first time I found out about Anim8or, I was probaly 9 or 10 yrs old (only 4- 5 yrs ago). I took a jog through the basic of the manual, and couldn't figure the program out for the life of me. Luckily. I decided to come back and try it again a year or two later, and here I am now!
For UV Mapping, I use UV Mapper (how aptly named) Classic, and do all of my actual colouring, etc. in GIMP.
That keyframer is actually a little close to Anim8or's in the .97 beta. Seeing how Truespace actually holds some similarities to Anim8or urges me to give it a try.