Carte de Séjour OR Residency card

Finally in the seventh month of my exchange I have in my possession my Carte de Sejour: which basically means that I am a legal resident of France and can leave the country and re-enter, when my temporary card (paper version) expires next month. So this is good news but the process to get here has been long, tedious and a bit ridiculous even if it does ensure the country's safety by monitoring the immigrants coming in. I would like to share some observations I found bizarre.