The reason i called the devs lazy is because I was a developer myself for over 11years with embarcadero systems
mtcellph, it's always curious how people who 'was a developer myself' presumes superior knowledge over 'lazy devs'.
Firstly, please do not denigrate Stardock's 'devs'. It's uncalled-for.
If you really need to contest the issue, why not Google boot sequences for services in Windows 10 and the 'appearance' of faster load times.
It's not about anyone lying to you...it's about Microsoft wanting to give the impression that their newer OS versions are superior to their older ones. Call that 'deception' if you must, but it's Microsoft's, not Stardock's.
If Microsoft allowed shell modifiers to be integrated into the boot sequence sooner, ie, when the desktop icons load then there'd be zero indication of an apparent longer boot...other than the milliseconds required to include Fences in the sequence.
Other than that, remember my prior reference to 'attitude' and the possible thread-locking that ensues.