I'm one of the suckers who ordered a PS4 when it was in stock on Amazon the night of release and since hooking it up yesterday, it has been nothing but a fucking headache.
It all started well enough. I hooked up everything, signed into my PSN account, downloaded Resogun, Contrast, Flower and Sound Shapes. Everything was working fine. Then I decided that I needed another game to play so I bought NBA 2K14 from the PlayStation Store. It downloaded and installed from the store with no issues so I put my PS4 into stand by mode and did something else for a while.
When I returned to my PS4, I noticed that yellow light that indicated it was in stand by mode was now off. I turned on my system and it tells me that it was not "shut down properly." Nonetheless, everything seemed to be in working order so I loaded up NBA 2K14, knowing that I would have to play that demo mode while it finished installing the rest of the game. I played a full game. The install went from 11% to 14%. Great. So, I said fuck this and turned off my PS4.
Later in the night, I turn on my PS4 to get to the bottom of this 2K14 business to find my system won't boot up at all. The light on the console just continually flashes blue and I get no audio or video. I google this issue to find a bunch of people complaining about the "blue light of death." I'm pretty fucking furious at this point. I try to turn the thing but nothing is responding so I'm forced to just pull the plug. I try unplugging everything from the console, plugging it into to different outlets, all this shit but it's the same result.
In a last ditch effort, I open up the HDD bay and poke around at the hard drive for a bit. I have no idea what the fuck I'm doing so after doing that shit for a couple minutes, I hook it up one more time before I smash the piece of shit with a hammer and MIRACULOUSLY, it works!
Awesome. So, now I can figure out what's going with 2K14. I load it up, it's still in that demo mode, I play another full game. And the install moves about 5%. At this rate, I should have the install done by next week some time. Great. At this point, it's pretty late so I decide to try this stand by mode again and hopefully, the install will be done when I wake up.
I wake up this morning and lo and behold, the PS4 shut itself off again from standby mode. It gives me the same bullshit about not shutting down properly and 2K14 is not installed. Now, I just delete the whole thing and re-download it all. It downloads at a pretty decent speed and I load up the demo mode install again. To the surprise of no one, same fucking unbelievably slow install process. I've had it running for about 40 minutes and it has moved 9%. I guess I'm just going to leave it going until it finishes because I'm not sure what the hell else I can do. Maybe if I'm lucky it will be over halfway done when Giant Bomb's Xbox One stream is over. But great first impression, Sony! It's awesome to be an early adopter!
TL;DR - just buy a fucking PC.