Feels the same to me, then again I hardly ever reboot so I'm not too familiar with the boot times anyway. It's not sctually slow as I've seen it reported by some who stated it was taking minutes for them.
Me too. It doesn't take minutes. It take a bunch of seconds more than the Apple one. And like you I hardly do reboot as it's always in sleep mode. Latest uptime without reboot was around 242 days.