I transfered about 14 BTC to my receiving address (the address is correct). The transactions are in block explorer and my client seems to be up to date (currently 8 connections and ~130k blocks). The block count is increasing ever so slowly. The receiving addresses are present in my clinet. Where are my BTC? Did I lose them? I'm worried.
First off the current block count is 144000 (weird, it is dead on a thousand). Try closing your receiving client and forwarding port 8333 to your receiving client's ip on your router and you should see your connections shoot up to the moon. Then add fallback nodes:https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Fallback_Nodes
Then play the waiting game... Check https://blockexplorer.com/q/getblockcount
to see the current block count. No coins will show up until you have all the blocks in your client. Or at least all the blocks up until your transaction occurred.