Huh, you actually helped me discover why Sublime text took way to long to just open for me.
I have way too many plugins to list them all. This is the total items that I have in the Packages folder:
And here's the startup time. I just counted the time after I clicked on the icon:
ST2 with Codeintel enabled: 15 seconds (cold start)
ST2 with Codeintel disabled: 3 seconds. (warm start)
Opening ST2 again with Codeintel enabled: 8 seconds (warm start)
Opening ST2 again with Codeintel disabled: 3 seconds (warm)
I don't know exactly why Codeintel seriously lowers the time, but I'm going to keep it disabled. At this point, I have no idea why I even have it installed. It's one of those plugins that's regularly in the "top 10 ST2 plugins" but I don't think I've used it too much.
Oh and I'm using a 4 year old mac which is already pretty slow with only 4GB ram but having ST2 open in less than 5 seconds is just bliss now. I'm so happy!