Does every Mac user have the same problem as me?

Im a mac user and according to many others they have the same problem. I load up perfectly fine and then when I join a server, the loading starts with “loading trees” and it get about 75% done with “loading trees” and then it doesn’t budge. Sometimes if im lucky it gets past “loading trees” and starts downloading the gui and it gets stuck 75% of the way. So I have never been in a game because it wont download anything. Does anyone know if there is a patch out to fix this?

[editline]18th December 2013[/editline]