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I had the situation where it would take 4-5 mins to load either Arcmap or ArcCatalog. I checked the properties of my desktop icons and found that the Start in: field was blank. I pointed the Strart in: to my exe file location and now my programs each start in less than 30 secs. Hopefully this helps anyone else still reading this tread.
This isn't a solution so much as a workaround, but: I just ran the operation in the SAGA GUI. It wasn't that hard to figure out how to do the basic stuff in SAGA, then save the .shp file (or whatever format) and reload that back into QGIS.
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