I have always though people bitching about the large blockchain were being melodramatic...that was before my client bugged out and refused to work until I re-downloaded it. That was mid-day yesterday, and my connection usually runs about 30mbps average. Part of it is obviously my computer going to sleep and cutting off wireless, but christ almighty, this shit takes forever. I can see where it is a huge inconvenience.
Luckily, I had some old(er) coins on there that were confirmed and allowed me to complete the payment I needed to make, but as of yet, I am still not current.