I don't know about you, but After Effects takes super long for me to start. This is on a custom-built computer that runs anything else like a breeze.
I think there is something wrong - that After Effects takes me this long to load is, frankly, ridiculous. Is everyone else like this?
Please comment on your personal startup times. Thanks.
I can run all of the other Adobe products easily.
AMD Phenom II x4 3.2 GHz, not overclocked
EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
8 GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance
160 GB 7200 RPM Seagate Barracuda
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
MSI 870-G45 Motherboard
there is nothing that I see that is wrong with your machine. You may want to describe precisely what you mean by "a long time". Such a description means nothing. We have no means of understanding what you mean. You may wish to get a stopwatch to describe your tale of woe.
I also have a custom build, but I went for Intel platphorm. It starts fairly fast (about 20s) if I don't have the panel with Animations Presets open. Initialising the presets seems to take around 20-30s on my machine.