gandi's panel is complicated. I agree. Especially the "advanced dns" setting part (even though it is very sophisticated).
Also gandi is ICANN accredited and will never veto a transfer, even if it they are mentionned as the technical contact (in the case of url forwarding with there ns) and that it can take 2 weeks.
Serious people, serious registrar. Quite the opposite of sloppy godaddy.
yeah, gandi's looks is not fantastic (to put it politely). But they are straight shooters. Actually they where among the very first independant registrars accredited by ICANN and they started offering much lower prices (in 2000...) when verisign had still quasi monopoly.
I cannot see how/why US registrars would be "more reliable" (?)... the in Koweit perhaps (joke)
I only see that cusumer practice/mentalities differ on both sides of the atlantantic (I am not saying everything in EU is top either).