everyone won't have to use the original wallet you're setting up.
One thing to understand is the technology for Bitcoin is still being developed while Bitcoin runs. Think of it like the Internet. New and improved websites are constantly being built, all while people have used the Internet since the mid 90's.
Bitcoin technology operates much the same. Right now the developers are working on version 0.8.0 of the original wallet to take care of the lag in synchronization. It's not ready yet, but it's sorely needed.
To use Bitcoin most people recommend using an eWallet like Blockchain.info to get started. It's easiest for newbies. See here for more info.
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