The update process is desperately slow and cumbersome. Today logging in (I'm on a 200/200 fibre connection) the 3mb update took over 12 minutes to download. On my ZX spectrum, loading files of music tapes back in the 80s I never had to wait more than 5 minutes to load a complete game, little less a trivial update of some type.
Updates should be packaged in zip / tar zip or other archive formats, packaged as a single file and downloaded as a single file.
It beggers believe that Minecraft still downloads all resources (png, sound, pictures etc) files one by one. It is one of the most inefficient ways of updating possible other than making people tick each file by hand and sneaker net them across the world.
The round turn trip for each resource request adds huge over head to connections and servers. Surely packaging updates to a single file with a single file request, not 100's of them, makes far more sense.