Trains here DO suck. And they might always suck. High speed rail keeps getting promised and will likely never really deliver any relief.
I would forgive them the creation of time zones if they would just be... good. But they will not. Amtrak was supposed to fix things, but never got to build any decent amount of track. So the tracks they share with freight lines are because the freight service beats the crap out of the tracks.
Still: here we have something this country is doing something worse than Uzbekistan. Never mind France or Japan...
We should want to improve on that, shouldn't we?