Can you please automate patching into the client log in? It seems like this should be easy enough to streamline the two of these so we don't have to enter in account name and password each time we try to log in.
You first log into the client, have it check to see if your running the current version and let you in.. If you aren't, then it should auto connect and download the patch. this would eliminate a ton of people on the patch servers throughout the day that are using the correct client already. You should be able to patch manually if you wanted but not make it a requirement each time you log in.
Waiting 2 times and entering the same data twice is redundant.