Once you get the hang of it, downloading via BitTorrent isn’t that difficult. Trouble is, getting the hang of it is the difficult part. That is, until now. The folks at fireaddons have created firetorrent a Firefox add on that treats downloading via BitTorrent no harder than downloading any other file. Once installed, just click on a link to a .torrent file and the downloading begins.
For those familiar with BitTorrent, some of the same rules still apply. The more seeds, the faster the download. Fewer seeds, slower download. Also, this client doesn’t seed as far as I can tell so it’s download only. So, if you’re really wanting to truly participate in the world of torrents, you’re better off with something like Vuze which will not only download but also upload back to the community.