I think what also might be contributing so some of this frustration is due to all of the announcements, emails, etc. that went out last week around Project Orion. Many of us are still unclear of what the migration path looks like and hear of any customers that have been moved to this enhanced architecture who are experiencing the performance increases that Orion is said to bring.
And another point is that, despite all the promising vision, many clients use Marketo first to run and automate campaign and tasks. For them, the first ROI is the time saved on doing things and the capability given to Marketing to do more with the same resources.
"Products" would be probably a better place for this thread than "Marketing Central". It would guarantee that many more people would see it and react, if this is what you want.