Re: It only makes it easier to crack...
Education is irrelevant, techies trying to explain password complexity to ordinary people are like gearheads trying to explain final drive ratios to ordinary people.
We need to give up trying to make people to care about password strength for stupid stuff like online forums. They don't. They shouldn't. Stress that it only matters for really important stuff like online banking, and to stop caring if your Twitter account password is insecure unless you have hundreds of thousands of followers.
Most people let their browsers remember their passwords which obviates even the best passwords as I'm sure that's the first thing malware looks for when it infects a new system.