Nope. There's an RC2 now.
It sounds like you had an issue with your X configuration. We can definitely help you troubleshoot that or any other problem that could be causing the issues. When the GUI load seems to hang you hit the ESC key and it will show you where the issue is. Boot up time on my netbook is quite fast.
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)
Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727, Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950
HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1