Yes, good metaphor! 🙂
You might want to tie it back to the scalable website design to be sure your reader understands it. You could do this simply by adding an extra sentence (or two) at the end with an example. E.g.: They might manage to submit their college application, but only while muttering seriously unpleasant insults. Or they might decide to give up.
Enchant readers. Woo customers. Win business.