Yeah, that kind of shit bugs me, too. Not to mention all the talk about Soul Society being a "better place", meanwhile you've got slums, ghettos, gangs, feudal era technology, and a bunch of uptight Captains not liking you in their seireitei.
For a modern dead soul, how is ending up in an ultra elite class society a great thing? More importantly, how the fuck does anybody in Soul Society not know about how the living world works when there are probably thousands of new souls from present day going up there on a daily basis?
Soul Society makes no fucking sense. They even grow / raise different types of food and have culinary arts. What the fuck for? If all you're doing is eating to restore your reiatsu and all you're eating is spirit particles... what's the damn point of flavor?