I recently have been trying to figure out the Gridcoin wallet interface but have run into a few snags. the main issue I have run into is that the wallet client has a syncing problem that has made it so that the initial Gridcoin I deposited never showed up. Gridcoin has quite a bit of community support yet the fixes that have been recommended have not worked. I've tried to re-download the blockchain, reset the application, and the other fixes are beyond my technical knowledge. Looking online I see a lot of the same issue with gridcoin and it's wallet.
Gridcoinis an interesting and useful idea for the use of idle computing power but its main drawback is the steep learning curve and a lack of real guidance in the form of solid tutorials or answers to bug fixes. Currently it is not a beginner friendly environment and I don't recommend getting into it until you have built up your skills or the Gridcoin community has made it more user friendly.
One of the major drivers in a cryptocurrencies worth is its ease of use and how easily a Noob can get started, if people are losing coins and unable to sync wallets it becomes an issue that retards growth. It is similar to how daunting the task of getting started with Bitcoin pre 2010. I have faith in the Gridcoin Research team so I know eventually they will get it working smoothly and can begin really growing.
Also if you have any advice for how i can solve my syncing issue please feel free to comment your answer