Agreed. It's a fiasco. Between making those who aren't FilePlanet subscribers wait 45 minutes just to start downloading the beta client (twice if you downloaded the outdated .5 client first!), the .6 client is still broken, as is the patcher (I've lost count the amount of times it stalled... usually only .5 MB in!). This is all compounded by the fact there has been NOTHING from Cryptic in the forums except a 8-hour old message saying "Oh, it's fixed, have fun!" followed by 110 pages of people saying "No, it's still broken." This really shakes my faith in this game.
And they have to gall to try to sell you a lifetime subscription at this point.
Update: Stalled at 2970KB. (/sigh)
Don't start anything you can't finish. Preferably to component atoms.