I, for one, hope the rage doesn't get out of hand. Was it sucky? Yes. A lot. Talk about your horrendous luck. But before you get the pitch forks and head for Frisco try and remember...it wasn't their fault. Not Niantic. Cell services and equipment were completely insufficient. The game wanted to work, the medium for that game didn't.
However, around the world people did awesome, and seeing the huge number of players together - even if it was just for the challenge rounds - was refreshing.
Also, have you been catching at all, or just driving to birdy spawns? Cause the buffs are awesome actually.