I just had time to try it out and reread your reply.
I invite you to watch my video again. I never had a lag when entering the load menu or while selecting a project in the load menu. The lag was right during loading, you can see it in the video. I would say at 0% and again at 100% loading time.
This hasn’t changed in v2.995, I’m afraid.
I’m happy to make another video tonight or do more tests, just let me know!
PS: The new 2ND+ENCODER/LOAD feature to override the saved BPM works fine, thanks for that.