Honestly I feel like tearing my hair out, in no way is Daedalus even close to being a usable wallet yet imho.
Yes I too have been suffering from the intensely annoying “Connecting to Network…” issue upon loading.
I’m running the latest Mac version, I’ve read the FAQ, tried the changing the clock, restarting Daedalus multiple times, restarting my Mac multiple times, same deal, just gets stuck there. I’ve waited over an hour sometimes, my internet connection is solid 80Mbps fiber.
Please please PLEASE fix this guys, other wallets don’t have these issues, and I know its still early days for Cardano but you really need to get on this one and sort it ASAP!!!