If you're having regular issues with S1, it could be your configuration or machine.
If it takes 5 minutes to start S1, there is something else wrong. One of your plug-ins, an external drive, or something else that is outside of S1 directly.
Usually if something is an S1 issue, we will see a wide set of people able to duplicate a problem. (Like all software, S1 has its bugs too.)
That said, your symptoms are not something anybody else is reporting from what I can tell.
You didn't state which version of S1 you are on, which OS/version you are running, how much memory, if you have anti-virus running, etc. Could be related to USB ports, hardware config, etc.
There are tons of moving parts and most of us run S1 for hours a day without those types of issues. You might be special and have found a bug, or there is something else going on with your machine.