Today’s epic patch contained a single patch note: “EVE Client fixes related to the new Single Sign On mechanism”. Sounds simple enough, but the result was a launcher that didn’t work at all. They got on a fix as soon as possible, and things are currently working just fine with the new launcher looking pretty snazzy.
The downside is for some people (myself included) your user preferences will be screwed when you fire the game up. If that happens, check out the post by Byrrssa Crendraven in this thread that details a fix, which will involve moving around some settings files. Remember to back up both source and destination folders first.
Update: Just a heads up to folks, an easier fix for the user settings issue is to simply shut down EVE, close the launcher, and then reopen it. Your old settings should then be ready to rock and roll for you.
Also, the comic is meant to be ironic, so yes it doesn’t fit the meme 100% on purpose. :)