Actually, for me at least, it took a full month. I know that is still not acceptable, but it was literally the last week of the year before I was able to play the game. That game was crashing my system left and right. Someone runs a Napalm strike - hard freeze. Firing Range map - hard freeze. It was unbelievable, lol...
Probably most of the people at Treyarch took a long weekend for the holliday. Hopefully they can at least address the freezing issue and fix it this time.
Let me get this straight out:
I miss the connection that were in 1.02...30 kills and over, now i can barely go positive. -.-