You go to make a purchase with bitcoin given a time limit to make payment. You make payment, and your transaction don't get confirmed. This from with a wallet you never had problems before, and transaction don't confirm – missed purchase, money in limbo.

Very bad introduction to newbies who will laugh and dismiss this “silly Bitcoin experiment”. Thing is we are having this problem precisely because bitcoin is becoming popular and it is inaccessible and unusable to so many people at the moment. How did we let this happen?