From what I saw when I skimmed the thread, most people are thinking as if human civilization had continued normally until just recently, and then everyone 'popped' into a furry form. I see people complaining about shampoo, headphones, washing hands, sitting on tails, etc.
I would think that, if we had been anthros all along, we'd have a different set of social norms. Cleaning one's fur with something like shampoo every few weeks or so would probably be normal. Things like headphones, glasses, pants, instruments, cars (if they all came about, that is) would be invented to fit everyone. Sitting on one's tail wouldn't be a problem - you'd learn to be conscious of it from birth.
Shortcomings would be adapted to. We humans are getting along just fine with our crippled hearing, weak musculature, unstable leg base, and below-average eyesight. The question is pretty much irrelevant because a society of anthros may be similar to ours in the broad respects, but the little details would be so completely different as to render comparison very difficult.