One of the few applications I know that takes as long to start as a typical present-day OS, GIMP is well known for, well, its "limping gait".
The latest attempt to do something about this problem? A competition to find a prettier splash screen.
Words (almost) fail me. Welcome to the 21st century.
Maybe if we had splash screens so interesting people could stare at them for hours, we wouldn't need to bother writing applications at all. Users could spend all their available time marveling at the splash screens instead.
I was thinking we could call it "television".