Average end-user is challenged enough just installing an O/S and
productivity suite, and learning how to use them, much less a real
PostgreSQL is pretty foolproof to install and use. I know what I am
talking about since I am the reference fool.
It may be something different if you need to maintain it for running a
huge database that gets a serious load of queries and transactions and
needs to be fault-tolerant, accessible from the "public" Internet etc.
But for "home" or "small business" use cases it's really simple.
Plus: MS Office (Pro) has one, so LibréOffice and relatives
have to have one.
Access is a dangerous heap of junk.
I know of Access users who get their database corrupted roughly every
four weeks on average.
Yes: Such tools should never, ever be used for anything very
Base looks and feels like a perfectly credible "CRUD" and
reporting frontend for a database. It's just the choice of an embedded
database for storage that's a mistery for me.
At best, it's useless to include HSQL. At worst, it might discredit LO
as a whole.
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