It can take a while to make a new playground in trailhead. Sometimes they don't get created at all.
I would like to get any form of feedback that something is happening. It can be status, percent complete, estimated time remaining, anything. I would just like to know more about what the bots are doing.
This was inspired by spending a lot of time with failed playground creation attempts.
More detail in dev forums: https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=9060G000000BfwhQAC