EAC was delayed by an hour, had major pool problems on startup and a huge premine.
That said, the quick difficulty retargets (every bloc iirc) made the launch a lot better than almost every other recent alt-coin - and at least this one wasn't copy+paste. That's the only positive of the launch.
Seriously, how difficult can it be - release the RAR early, release password on twitter, and use a "release window" so people don't F5 ddos bitcointalk. And a (at least initial) every block difficulty retarget.