Jeremy North has written what looks like (I haven’t actually tried it) a neat little tool to allow Delphi 2005 users to configure the IDE. Basically, the tool allows the user to control which packages and therefore which features will load when the IDE is launched. R&D has talked about doing something like this for awhile now but haven’t gotten the chance (yet). Using this tool it’s possible to reduce the load time of the IDE and in some cases significantly.
Check it out, I think a lot of Delphi customers could find it useful.