On the contrary, it seems the extra time was needed. Besides, I didn't see a really bad bug yet. If you're playing on a Mac, however, it's quite likely that you can't get to character creation right now. Pretty bad bug IMHO. Lots of repeated walks down the memory road and then a blank screen. Let's hope Tuesday patch might help!
Same issue here... System Version: macOS 10.13.4 (17E202) Kernel Version: Darwin 17.5.0 Intel Iris Pro: Chipset Model: Intel Iris Pro Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1536 MB Vendor: Intel Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily1 v3