The stress of finding the right products

Over conditioning

more frizz (for me anyway)

Having to explain to people that you dont' wash with shampoo

Trying to find a balance between flat and greasy and bouncy curly

Oh and the cult like mentality some get (not all so don't bother cursing me out just assume it's not you unless it is you hehe)

There are some pluses but the products now are so changed from when she wrote the book. Heck even she makes products that break the CG rules.
Low porosity, medium texture.

If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!