Watch those monkey comments pal. You wouldn't be here otherwise.
I once had a post called Stinkin' Impulse that pretty much summed up my feelings on Impulse but don't let the title of the post fool you, it was a praise to Stardock. (Where has my post gone by the way...anyone....anyone?)
Anywhoo, I installed a new HD not long ago and decided to go fresh install of everything. Once I got everything basic on my new HD, I went and started the Impulse installer and whizz bang it installed perfectly. Then, you won't believe this, it even installed all of my apps, upon selection, perfectly. Whizz bang again! Not once have I had a problem with Impulse. I even purchased Sins of a Solar Empire last week and guess what? Whizz bang, perfect download and install.
Like someone said, folks do have problems with Impulse. But I'd be willing to bet it usually isn't Impulse. Most can probably be chalked up to network traffic, shitty boxes, and user error. (side not, my rig is 3 years old but it has a smokin' 3.2 Ghz processor). This may be one reason I haven't had any problems.
Kudos to Stardock and all the folks involved with the creation, upkeep and support of Impulse. I for one love it and will continue to support Stardock 100%.
Now, where's my thread!?