I've heard people say it, I experienced it myself before, but I figure I try again.
I request a withdrawal of money from my bank account to Dwolla.
4 days later it leaves my bank account, I get excited.
2 days later, and Dwolla is still "processing."
The estimation was that it would be done on the 13th. It's the 14th now.
It's Saturday and nothing is going to get done till Monday. The funds are just floating is mid air between accounts.
I just want a simple/quick method to getting money into my Mtgox account. I only used Dwolla again because I've done it before and I felt a little safer doing it. This isn't fun though.
I'm sorry. I have been through this so many times. I ONLY use dwolla because it is cheap, convenient, and accepted. For some reason, I just can't bring myself to waste gas, time, and 4% to drive to my local Walmart and awkwardly hand a cashier a confusing document and a shitload of cash, via Bitinstant. In my opinion, Dwolla won't be accepted for long at BTC exchanges due to ACH fraud.
I regularly use CampBX to buy bitcoins. I love them for their simplicity and hassle-free deposits (I would also use bitfloor if only they accepted dwolla. Shtylman seems like a stand-out guy).
Dwolla is just too damn easy. Every week, I decide on a whim that I can afford to buy some bitcoins later. I just click a button, and *poof.* 5 days later, I have bitcoins. Dwolla is a revolving door for me; I pretty much always have something pending there.
One time, I spewed a lot of shit about dwolla on this forum. But of course, dogs do return to their vomit. And I'm basically a regular Dwolla customer now. For now, it suits my needs better than any other method.
The waits (verification and transaction) are a real bitch though.