I am really concerned with the amount of blocks I have to sync and how long it takes/how much power it consumes. It took me 2-3 days to fully sync last week and now I am syncing all day again. It feels that with current volumes it won't be long before it will be mathematically impossible for me to sync.
I have seen some posts about fast geth (no idea what it is/what it means) but they give some programming codes and I have no idea what to do or where to start. I refuse to use an online wallet as this means trusting someone else (I have few hundred £ in cryptsy).
Is there anything like Electrum for ethereum where long block dl & sync is not required? Just wanted to also add that I am certain way more people would use ethereum and its price would rise if the interface was more user friendly and long sync wasn't required.
Update: checked for updates and running latest version of Ethereum (09/09/2017)