:( Okay so this obviously a rant. It as been awhile since I've bought a PC game that required 4 installation discs, but I'm actually okay with the 45 minute install time for the graphics and game engine.
The patch dowload times, however, are another story. I watched 3 full-length feature films (on another computer) in the time it took to dowload the required patches. After several tries, I finally got the game to start only to have it fatally crash about 45 minutes into game. Uninstalled and tried again.
It looks like it is taking longer this time, since I started installing at noon and it is now 7:30 PM. Rockstar, if you are trying to make your customers go away, keep up the good work!