Awesome. Looking forward to it.
I think that the reason why some people are bothered by the relatively slow startup and why some people aren’t has to do with the editor paradigm that they’ve been brought up with.
Vi/Vim users tend to fire up the editor on-demand.
Emacs users tend to have the editor open all of the time.
There’s no right answer – it’s totally a user’s choice. Believe me, for 27 years or so, I’ve been quoted by this gentleman all over Usenet: Christian Lynbech quoting Petonic.
But, for those ex-vi users out there, you might want to investigate packages like remote-atom, remote-ftp, etc. Or, don’t.
That’s not to say, of course, that we wouldn’t welcome the improvements in speed :^)