Before ditching windows I enjoyed very short boot times because my OS and mission critical programs were all installed on my solid state, while my music, videos, recordings, and video games were on my hard disk drive. I wanted to have a similar setup when I moved to ubuntu and put /usr/ and /home/ on my HDD and everything else on the SSD. I now suffer from longer boot times.
Was putting /home/ and /usr/ on my hdd a mistake? Should I have only done /usr/local and made symlinks to there from my home folder?