Re: good and bad vs right and wrong
> If PostgreSQL was as easy to
> set up as MySQL, they'd be on equal
I still don't understand this... I've heard it a number of times, but when I was new to databases (and tinkered with both mysql and postgresql), postgresql's well-documented CREATE USER and GRANT functions made a hell of a lot more sense than the strange mixture of programs, database tables, and other stuff it took to make new users in mysql; and initdb/createdb seems pretty self-explanitory. No harder than "mysqladmin create [db]".
MySQL has since added a lot of stuff to their documentation, but it used to seem like they purposefully used big words for common things in their manual so that searching the manual for keywords was very difficult. But overall, postgresql never seemed any harder than mysql to me, just different. And they were both very different from oracle (the only other database I had worked with), so it's not even like one had the advantage of familiarity from that...