Mint not ready to scale?

After reading much blogging about TechCrunch 40 by others, and listening to many people talking excitedly about Mint, I wanted to see for myself what the buzz is all about.

So I signed up on their website to be notifed when the service goes live - and today at 3:39 pm (EST) I received an e-mail with the subject "Mint.com is now live!". Shortly thereafter I went to Mint.com to check it out....

It's a pretty website design, for sure. But it was excruciatingly slow during the registration phase, and trying to set up my bank accounts I got nothing but trickle-filling progress bars for any bank that I tried to set up (and I do indeed have real accounts on those and entered my real user-ids to test this) - and after several minutes (must have been about 10-15 or so) I got this result:


Not very impressive. I guess they have some scalability issue...