"Genuine" Serial conection is just shity. I know i was frustrated before, had the original arduino uni rev 3 for 40€ and it is a hell of a mess that the IDE knows when it is connected and when not... ok... but since two months i got the chinese arduino mega for 10$ with a ch340 chip for usb to serial. and this thing is getting me far less frustration than "genuine". i do not know what is happeng but at least i do not need to restart the whole arduino ide java thingy and wait 1 minute to restart, just that it will detect the uno on com7, even though the device manager shows it the next second i plug it in...
this is one thing while i will not donate my money if i see that it is not going invested into the things that matter for me: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ContributionFAQ
make a kicstarter / votebox system where i can vote for things that need to be implemented as higher priority.
My backstory: I am working with the arduino for the last year now, and the thing is comming very frustrating to use. I have been trying to get to work a sketch that one month ago worked and is now just somehow screewed in i do not know why.
I have been installing it on a second PC to see if it is computer related or did anything other changed (i know i put some libriares from the new library system installing).