Well I get it but the pool offers hosting and other services. Basically if you do not want to manage your wallet or your master node which can sometimes be a pain in the butt you can just have the pool do so and of course only if you trust it.
The only issue in crypto is that this environment is tricky for most and for those who have already gone through the learning curve they get frustrated by those who are genuinely just trying to figure what the hell crypto is all about.
It's unclear how many updates will happen per year. We don't have a set schedule. System requirements will probably depend on what features you select for the Masternode. Probably starting at around 4 cores, 4GB RAM.
I could be wrong here but I'd guess that if you opt-in for zDEX, requirements would be higher and if you support mobile wallets as a trusted node, perhaps higher.
I'm not a Masternode owner nor a dev so perhaps someone else can comment.
I’ve been frustrated in the past too. Relax, take a deep breath. It will get fixed. I’ve dealt with all kinds of chain split issues and come out ok. Don’t forget to tip your supporter, I hooked my guy up. It took 3 days. Be patient bro.