In ubuntu 11.04, loading the terminal with a keyboard shortcut was really quick. When I started using ubuntu 11.10 (with unity) I noticed it took a little while. Then I remembered about the
preload app (and how it sped up the loading of applications by cache-ing) and the times were reduced immensely.
As I tried Gnome Shell, I started to realize I liked it better than unity (still not 100% secure heh); but there is a big drawback: terminals seem to take ages to load. Just to illustrate, I just opened LibreOffice Writer in about 4/5 of the time it takes to open a terminal.
Why is this happening, and how can I fix it?