Re: so much wrong here...
Is it a rule that folks in Britain and Europe MUST find fault in everything American?
You must have one hell of a 'back', cause unless the receptacle is 60 years old (like in my house) and only has two prongs (like in my house), they DON'T fall out easily.
Yes they are technically upside down according to code, but do you really think they are less secure with the ground pin on the bottom rather than the top?
Actually, I feel the same about European plugs - I don't have a lot of experience with them, but they scare me. They usually stand really far out from the receptacle, and I've always been afraid I was going to touch the conductors when I pull them out. And the ones I've used seem prone to slipping out of the receptacle - they are just smooth round pins, with no tension.
Granted, my experience is limited to European to U.S. adapter plugs, so maybe that makes it worse.