I love fast and snappy updates. Besides a speedy package manager, the mirrors from which the updates are downloaded determine how fast the updates arrive at their destination. In Arch, the script 'reflector' is the most convenient way to select up-to-date mirrors with a fast response. Like that:

reflector -c Germany -l 15 -f 6 --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
pacman -Syyu