I’ve been experiencing similar problems to the ones that have been posted here, and have had great feedback from one of the people working on the site. I don’t know how they find the time to:
1. work on upgrades
2. work on bug-squashing
3. answer queries on the forum
4. answer individual queries,
but somehow they do! Even with the problems, I still find WordPress incredibly easy to use, and there usually seems to be a way of working around bugs until they are fixed. I’m very new to blogging, but I’ve learned more from trying out a blog here than I have at any other blog site I’ve tried using. There’s a strong sense of support – both from members within the community and from the site administrators.
So thank you, WordPress!(For making me feel like a person, not an arbitrary number!)