I hope that more people's first IPv6 experience is with HE. I feel that one of the main reasons that take-up hasn't been faster is that it's viewed as an elite/geek thing, and if it's not all working first time then you're just too stupid.
I hope more people's first experience will be with native IPv6 from an ISP that takes it serious. I have the impression that most of the problems people in here experience the first time is due to the complexity in tunnelling. Problems due to IPv6 being different from IPv4 are fewer.
I am wondering which provider you might be talking about. I know of three other providers of free IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels.
- sixxs.org my only experience with them is strange bureaucracy preventing me from signing up.
- gogo6 as far as I can tell only offer a non-standard service that requires their own proprietary client.
- tb.netassist.ua very bare bones 6in4 service, seemed a bit less reliable than HE, but signing up and getting it working was trivial
Of those I have tried so far, I still think HE is the one I would recommend.
I guess you are probably not going to tell us which tunnel provider you came from, and that is fine.