You know what’s very quick and simple to install? Not this:
I can have MySQL running in about 10 minutes from a standing start. SQL Server 2008 Express Edition, on the other hand, can’t even open it’s manager without having a “this might take a few minutes” box pop up. And I’ve been bumping heads with the installer for two hours now (how can I just install the manager without installing everything? Joke’s on you, it’s impossible). It’s all installed, finally, but the components aren’t talking to each other.