When using magnet links, it usually takes a couple of seconds to download the info dictionary even for brand you content with a single seed. I've never had it take more than a minute using just the DHT and PEX. What you're saying is complete nonsense and easily proven false. uTorrent's implementation of magnet links is flawed and totally useless and loads of people are complaining about it all across the web. With websites switching to magnet links only, those complaints are only going to increase. I've seen quite a few posts on these forums complaining about not being able to select which files to download and it's down to your useless implementation. Until you fix this incredibly silly flaw, I guarantee you'll keep getting users complaining about it. Listen to what your users are telling you. They want to be able to select the files before they start downloading, just like they can when using .torrent files. This is such an easy fix, it'll take about a minute to implement. Also, instead of needing to use a full magnet link, it would be nice to be able to just use the info hash when adding new torrents. Again, this would also take about a minute to implement.