My immediate problem is that my video driver fails to load, which means that X cannot start. I used the akmod version of the video driver to avoid having to worry about updating the video driver manually when installing a new kernel. I do not remember this being a problem in Fedora. Perhaps with the old system a kernel update would automatically trigger an update of the video driver. However, If this website is correct, then I am not fulfilling my duties as an akmod user.
So ... my problem may be my own fault.
Incidentally, I am getting the same message about being unable to open a fonts file. I am not sure what triggered that, but because I am seeing it I suspect that that is unrelated to your problem. I am not sure exactly where in the boot process you are having problems, but to me, it sounds as if you have a "late boot" problem. This means that the problems are occurring during the execution of the boot scripts. These are contained in /etc/rc.d. They are written in Python. It should be possible to add comments or new commands to the boot scripts. Make sure you save a copy before you mark one up. The problem with this approach is that this may not be the kind of information that the Fedora developers want to get. However, it might give you some clue as to where the boot process is failing. Alternatively, there may be ways to configure the kernel or various services to be more verbose. Again, this would likely be found in /etc.
Just being able to put a box around the time when your problems are occurring could be useful. To be able to say that you never see any problems >before< a certain time or >afterward< could be illuminating. For instance, it could be that some service is having problems and this service is required by several other services which are started in parallel. As a result, the problem that you see when booting depends upon which of the dependent services start first. If the dependent services boot in a certain order, then you get a successful boot.
sorry I cannot be more helpful
About a month or two ago, I saw that the market share of desktop linux users was in the low single percentages. It is possible that the increased incidence of problems is due to short staffing at Fedora. It may also be that linux is under pressure in the server market as well.