Since when is trying to improve a Beta version of something, 'bitching'??
Of course it is a good thing to improve a beta version. Just in this case of the Onion project it is also a waist of time to do so.
In a good working Open-source community you get access to the full source code and the Project owner generally work hard with the community together.
The forum here is basically community driven and the majority wants to help quickly not loosing a lot of time. That's why you got the advice to solve problem in Terminal.
did you get a try on the chrome browser? Or better if you are a Opera Fan you could try vivaldi.