For years I have dreaded every App Store update for any application. Every single time a new update for Xcode comes out I end up spending hours (and I really do mean HOURS) fighting to simply get the update installed. This isn't a new problem. It's been getting stuck on 'waiting' for a while. I've tried everything. This issue occurs on several of my macs, even on a perfectly clean formatted machine with a new install of El Capitan. It occurs on multiple networks as well.
I could understand this issue if I were on an old Comcast cable connection, but I have gigabit fiber at my house. Microsoft updates happen in an instant. But Apple's OS X App Store updates are an entirely different story.
I'm fine with bugs, as a software developer I understand that there will never be bug free software. But when the same bugs keep happening year after year after year, it starts to get a bit old.
Please, fix your software, because each and every day it gets just a bit more tiring.