I've been experiencing longer and longer times for the launcher to load when removing my phone (Moto Droid, 2.2.1) from the car dock or media dock, or when running the clock application for a long time (overnight). I understand from other questions on this site that the delay is related to memory management time to re-load the launcher, but the time seems to be getting longer and longer.
I've been moving more apps to the SD card over time and was wondering if the launcher is requiring more startup time to fetch icons from the SD card? If so, would it help to put SD apps in a folder or remove them from the home screens in order to speed up the load time for the launcher?
I have not added any new widgets for quite a while, but I do have a couple Tasker profiles, although I don't think the additional slowdown corresponds to changes in the Tasker setup.