I'd respect this more if he hadn't patented 1-click shopping. Oh yeah, that was innovative. Now that he has "his," he wants to change the rules. Love your company Jeff, hate your IP policy and not impressed by your flip-flopping.
You know, I thought it wasn't that common either, but then I kept running into lots of people, especially with iPhone 4s phones and WPA2 AES APs, who did have these kind of problems. Something really is off here.
I almost lost a my job over distrowatch once, was distro called lesbos (debian based) - was harmless mistake that turned into a sitiuation comedy involving a offline printer and a lady being first in the office to turn on the printer the next day. We all laughed in the end.
But it is a good source of seeing what is out there and bringing new distributions to attention in a central place and if you want a niche distribution of any flavour then it is a great place to start out. But unlike women or men you can play with more than one at once and still go back to your favourite with no love lost, so by all means play around with other flavours, VM's great for that as well at many levels.