Was trying to get warm with Ethereum and installed the go cli.
Next, per the cli intro docs
I executed `ether console`.
Then my machine got hot and ran and ran and ran...
The last line I saw in the console before I killed the process was this:
`I0229 15:31:25.022400 45960 blockchain.go:1251] imported 256 block(s) (0 queued 0 ignored) including 294 txs in 2.972597363s. #366469
[7dca4317 / 6bb017d1]`
And now I see at ethstats.net
that the current block is 1,079,705.
So, does that mean that I would be waiting for my machine to run until the local sync had completed at least 1,079,705 - 366,469 more block imports?
Expressed differently, what computational commitment does running' geth console` the first time entail? As a new user, shouldn't I expect to anticipate storage requirements and sync time?