I was trying to get a block of 8 for friends for the last hour. Between server timeouts and tickets getting sold out from under me, I only saw my cart 5 times and never got past it.
When all events no longer had 8 open slots 15 minutes ago, I quit trying. There were just a handful of spots still available, I'm sure they're gone by now.
Obviously, some people were buying tickets today -- just wasn't me.
Yeah, by all accounts that system is pretty terrible. I haven't heard anyone with a good thing to say about it.