Long time no see ;-)
We had an interesting support call today. It was about a slowly running MindPlan application. *Very* slow startup time and map handling.
The cause was an old Windows XP installation (SP1 instead of SP2 oder SP3). Upgrading to a more recent SP solved it...
...and it also reduced the risk that your PC might get hacked :-)
In this case, the machine was a virtual machine inside VMWare on Mac OS X, but maybe it's a general issue.