Eclipse 3.7M7 is Broken

Is there any software that works? No. It's all crap. It's all broken. Why do people both releasing this stuff, if you can't even do basic work with it?

Last night I downloaded the latest and greatest Eclipse 3.7M7. I installed it (at least it used the correct Zip format, but how hard is that?) and tried to download the most basic of packages from the Indigo site. I chose:

And what do I get? "'Installing Software' has encountered a problem. An error occurred while collecting items to be installed" The "Details" gave me helpful information like this:

An error occurred while collecting items to be installed
session context was:(profile=SDKProfile, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).
Multiple problems occurred while downloading.
Artifact not found: osgi.bundle,org.eclipse.wst.common.emfworkbench.integration,1.2.100.v201011172300.
Artifact not found: osgi.bundle,org.eclipse.wst.common.emfworkbench.integration,1.2.100.v201011172300.

Sure, I could analyze the contents of the error message, and then scour for some solution. But why? Why do I have to do this every time? Just like I had to do when downloading Mylyn a version or two ago—something to do with a corrupt configuration file that forced me to put double slashes at the end of the URI just to trick it into downloading.

Does nobody test simple installation procedures before these things go out the door? Sheesh. Sure, a problem in one release in a year or two is understandable. But almost every friggin' time, something goes wrong. I don't understand how modern software holds together.

Now I'll go relax and listen to music on my new Android phone. Oh wait—still no one has fixed the "cannot recognize Ogg artist info" yet? And I can't search by genre? Grr…