What has happened to people?
I'm fed up of machines that take multiple minutes to boot.
Back in the good old days, the Speccy booted instantly, OK it didn't boot with any software loaded but even loading small game (and having a few shots) was quicker than waiting for modern Winblows to start.
Next I moved to an Amiga. That booted from HD to Workbench in what 5 seconds or something although, admittedly, it didn't have a built in TCP/IP stack.
I moved to a PC when they stopped selling Amigas. The first thing I noticed was the length of time it took to boot the bastard. Things didn't get any better either - it took longer each time.
Now that Winblows is even more bloated, it takes such a long time to boot the machine that I rarely do. I have a Mac that I leave on stand by when I need something done quickly. When I really, really need to use Windoze, I just bash my head repeatedly on a wall, the effect is the same.
So yeah, anything that makes booting time faster is great - especially since almost everything has an OS hidden inside it these days...