I am coming back to Monero and I immediately hit a roadblock.
I downloaded the ZIP file, verified its hash. I tried creating a wallet, wrote down the mnemonic phrase like a doofus, finally hit "create". It says "failed to store wallet".
I google the issue, everyone recommends to run the GUI as admin, which, if I am honest, is already "sus af", but I do that. I then spend a couple of minutes typing in what I wrote down to restore my wallet. "failed to store wallet" again. I restart the GUI again as admin, this time trying to create a new wallet, I get "failed to store wallet". I tried storing on different hard drives, it doesn't work either way. I am running Windows 10.
I honestly think that bugs like this defeat the purpose of having a fancy official GUI wallet. I feel tilted to say the least. What an embarrassment for the entire community.