I appreciate the compliment, back-handed though it may be.
I'm not here to defend WPEC against all of it's weaknesses or tout all of it's strengths. But objectively speaking, you don't have to be a developer to get it working. I have many clients who have it working just fine, and with over 1.7 million downloads, I'd wager a guess that many others do, too. Saying the forum is full of smartasses is only as true as your experience proves it to be. When I was less familiar with the plugin, I found lots of great help on the forums.
Anyway, welcome to the internet, your thoughts have been voiced. If you have a concern of substance, a real bug report, something that can be documented and fixed, I'm more than happy to help.