A quick thought I just got when talking to a friend.
Both of us have problem with the automatic update of wordpress. It chokes on either "unpacking the package" or "downloading package from".
Wouldn´t adding some kind of statusbar on how the update is going be neat? So it isn´t just a line of text telling us what is happening.
Having a statusbar being filled up when downloading, unpacking and installing the new update automatically would be really nice.
And with the feature request added I would also like to ask why the automatic update chokes?