I’ve been using Gmail for a while, having chucked Yahoo! Mail for it as I was getting a little sick and tired of the tons of ads and slower speed (I may actually go back and take another look at Yahoo! Mail as I heard that its getting better) – my main reason for switching was SPEED.
I like SPEED. I hate waiting. I want everything YESTERDAY. I work pretty fast, as anyone who knows me can attest to. And when I have to wait for my devices in any way shape or form, I get a bit pissed off. It shouldn’t take 5 seconds to download a web page, even with a fancy loading gif. It shouldn’t take forever for me to login and see my new mail. And lately, Gmail has been getting slower and slower. WTF, I say.
I even tried using a desktop client to download my mail, but that keeps crapping out with “CAPTCHA required” errors, even though I’ve cleared the CAPTCHA oh maybe 100 times on Google…
We have super powerful laptops, tablets and mobile phones. We have 25M download speeds and 6M uploads speeds, but it still takes seemingly forever for things to refresh and load. We are sacrificing speed for bells and whistles, and I don’t like it one bit.
Lately, Gmail has been annoying me with CAPTCHAs as well. It seems like I have to login past a CAPTCHA every five minutes. Have no idea why. I wonder if I pissed them off in some way.
Either way, I’m getting really tired of waiting. Are you?