DGD-Duane, eeblack - Noted. We are fully aware that this is problematic for some users. There will be improvements coming in version 2.7, but I think it may be something that you will see improve over time, and as far as I am aware, there is no magic bullet for everyone in regards to these loading times you are experiencing.
I'm sorry I can't give you any other information than that at the present time. All I can tell you is that the developers are fully aware of this situation and are trying to make improvements to this.