I'm still downloading the sucker, but I can't wait to play it.
From reading the posts here, I'd say this demo needs three things: some bug squashing (yup, just some! Not everyone has problems.), a month or two for polish and some patience on the part of the people playing it. It just seems to me that some are trying to play this game like UT or Quake. Then again, I'm still downloading this
As for usenet...I'm connected to Surfnet through my uni: ultrafast connection :), but no running my own servers and no usenet
I'm guessing more people have that kind of problem...