They allow me to turn off the p2p so I dont have t slog through at molasses speed.
Not only that but the Blizz and Turbine updaters DL critical files then allow you to login and play while it finishes the DL. The last Blizz patch I DL'd was over 4 gigs (the 4.0.1 patch I believe) and it didn't take 10 minutes.
Actually I can't remember for sure if the Turbine one works this way, but it seems like when I was playing DDO that was the case.
So after writing the above, I remember my GF telling me WoW had another patch to DL last week. Started up the WoW launcher for the first time in a month or 2, there was about a 1 gig DL, within 15 seconds the game was playable. It DL the first 350 mb or so and then the rest in the background. Edited, Nov 26th 2010 12:32am by KristoFurwalken