When a new product or service launches that many people are interested in, there can be long waits and frustration. So it was Tuesday with health insurance exchanges that went online across the nation as part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

As in other states, Colorado's site was overloaded. By 8 p.m. Tuesday, 79,000 users had visited it, some getting error messages.

Still, 5,500 accounts were created on Colorado' s exchange site on Tuesday alone, though officials didn't yet have numbers for how many signed up for insurance.

Some critics, like Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, said the opening-day gremlins nationwide showed that "the Obama administration should have acknowledged the ample warning signs of problems in the exchanges and heeded the many calls for delay."

But we think a more valid lesson to take away here is that there are millions of folks excited about being able to get health insurance. And that's worth waiting for.