but this is more up to your internet connection. for me it takes around 10 min, not more. and i life in Germany, and we are also not the fastest at this earth.
yup good connection does the trick, but i feel you Tobrago my recent apartment i have just moved out of suffered from very bad connection, i mean 1.6GB from promods on the worst days would take me 3-5 hours, but still quicker than the split versions. i am know back in my hometown in a new appartment and a good conncetion again.
Its interesting to see the different developers methods and assets used to create their maps. The quality of some is truly amazing. Most of the maps included in the "Big World Combo" such as Promods, Rusmap,ROExtended,Southern Region and several others have been around for years and I have driven a large portion of their roads over time and enjoyed watching them progress. Diversity and options are good things IMHO. To each their own.