More like 10 minutes. Plus there’s there are a couple of other issues that make it especially annoying:
a) If any of one’s more ancient plugs don’t load it just stops. So you can’t just go off and tie yer underwear or jump into a new pair o’ shoes.
b) When this occurs, it almost always screws with my settings for plug-in visibility. IOW: I have to reset which plugs I want displayed and it takes a surprising amount of time after 15 years of Cubase… not to mention that every once in a time-zone change, one or two plugs mistakenly disappear into the blacklist.
c) Remember that the same behaviour will occur with older versions of Cubase. So if you need to fire up say, Cubase 5 two months from now to grab an idea from an older CPR for some reason, you’ll go through the same fun fest again. I routinely access material from as long as 10 years ago and I live in fear of opening older versions every time.
Ridiculous. I’m sure that some engineer types don’t find this a big deal, but yeah, if you compose, you wanna be able to fire that thing up and get yer idea down NOW.
I’ve requested a DO THIS LATER dialog for years.