Thats very true. You will be happy to hear then that I have just changed some things regarding the pacing and flow and they overall make the game more fun.
But the biggest change related directly to this is that time now moves at 20% speed in the console. I actually made this change before reading this comment, so this comment only reinforced that this was probably a step in the right direction. So making mistakes should be far less costly. The curve has also been fixed so you should survive the first day(if you watch your energy and hunger).
PS. you can also now change text colors. Hint: Try the console command.