Just so others know, it takes me about 2 minutes to get a game going.
Yeah, I just came out of a skirmish game that only took about 4 minutes to get going. I did notice one guy drop near the end of the game, but I don't know if that was a specific action on his part or a connection problem.
Favor points seem to be working for me correctly now. My game last night had 'em reset to 0, but this game had all of them (minus the previously purchased stuff). I didn't have much to begin with, so no big deal there.