Great news! Oregon State University's Open Source Lab has started mirroring the Quickstart downloads. This means:
1) no more need for bittorrent :-)
2) no more fretting about download bandwidth costs
I just changed the links on the Quickstart home page to point to OSU OSL's mirrors.
This is a great help to the project, and frees me up to focus on Quickstart. Special thanks to Killes, Jeff_S, and Lance at OSU, Michelle for introducing the project, and Sil for getting me off my ass to improve the download process :-)
Go open source!