Well is designed to handle a high load. Digital downloads of games is there business. If they would take 30 hours, people would be upset, and that would cost them alot. Things like the torrents would be better if more people would upload, and fileplanet is only good if you pay (or are downloading a small file.)
Give them time. I have been in countless betas, and this is on par with the rest of them.
All the MMO had their problems and this one it is not the exception to the rule, so be patient and let the Cryptic guys work, you got ot be patient, and remember this is only a Open Beta = Problems of any kind.
I hate that I cannot even download the game not one download site is responiding they say download starting and nothing ever happens. I finally went to a differant country website to download it and the wait is around four days. Guess I wont be checking this out for a while. The sad thing is I preordered it. Just Amazon does not have a specific server like some of the preorders. Bleh