I think the problem is that most of us see or hear about things that are interesting but they're either not in the range of our growing conditions, or they're not really established enough to survivr our conditions, or our cultural methods, watering habits, media choices, lighting, etc. are improper and we don't make the necessary adjustments. The type of plant I've massacred in quantity is small pleurothallids. Unfortunately living in apartments and acquiring tiny plants from vendors accerbated the problem. Finally I got an ultrasonic fogger that [combined w/ a fan] seems to provide the cool humid condition they need. The worst part of the graveyard is that some of those plants [like the besseae 'peachy x chinook'] are not around any more.