Well, my download speed has dropped from 4-5 MB/s to around 200KB/s. Think people are catching on and the download server is getting slammed. I wouldn't mind if I didn't still have about 68 GB left to download.
Edit: And it continues to plummet. Down to an average of 70 KB/s. Maybe I'll get to play it sometime next year.
So, the good news is that my framerate has not turned into a slideshow in cities anymore (like it sometimes does on live).
Otherwise, it's been a bit rough.
I'm thinking of heading back to the live servers for a bit. Not that the PTU is unplayable, but between the inventory problems, missing interaction screens, having elevators disappear on me, getting killed by a tram in the MT transit, and now this infinite loading screen.... yea, I might need to wait until they hotfix some of this stuff.