Just tried installing BitTorrent via CLI, but the application isn't appearing in the Dash and doesn't seem to want to run from Terminal, either.
sudo apt-cache search bittorrent to verify it was in the package list (it was), followed by
sudo apt-get install bittorrent, then
sudo apt-get update,
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, and finally
sudo apt-get autoremove just to be safe (running those three commands together has become something of a personal routine).
I checked Synaptic to make sure I hadn't hallucinated installing it or something, and sure enough, it has the little green square next to it. I'm at a bit of a loss, any clues on what gives? Could I be missing another package it needs to run or something along those lines? If so, how would I go about checking for that?