I told you it's flying

Seems I scared some people with my 15 fonts story. So no more worrying,
a SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha3 (pretty standard system) can be pretty quick:

That is with 280 fonts - and as you can see my bash is up after 4 seconds.
Of course this works only if your kdm will preload your data in the background,
which it already does in 10.0 though.