Weird – can you post the exact commands you are using? Maybe I can spot something that’s different from what I’ve been doing.
Re: those other apps starting up quickly – the bug (I think) was only introduced in the most recent versions of Max. So assuming (actually for my two, knowing) that those apps were built with earlier versions of Max that didn’t have the bug – that explains it. I’ve reported the problem to Cycling, and hopefully will be addressed soon.