A case in point is the excellent database by Frank Andersen and Dean Forbes. I know that Dean Forbes uses it easily because he designed the "guts" (just like I can use our database easily, even in the text files). But the AFAT database remains, even for me, very difficult to use and achieve accuracy (and I had the privilege of using it before it went public). The result: when I use it, I run numerous searches, all slightly different, and then read through all the examples one-by-one.
My verdict wouldn't be that lenient.
In their defence: I am not sure AF are to blame. It could be the integration in the software.
Edited by David Knoll, 05 July 2011 - 06:57 PM.