Was it worth the wait?
A direct democracy may sound like a paradise, but getting everyone to vote takes forever. Getting multiple view points or opinions can end up contradicting each other. Even if everyone does vote, many people will still be left unhappy. In the end of the day, was it all worth waiting so long just to be disappointed?
In a direct democracy, not even everyone can vote. Most women and non-white men cannot vote. There is room for manipulation or corruption in a direct democracy just as much as any other form of government. Most voters don't even understand what they're voting for.