Instead of double posting, figured that I’d update my post.. 🕹️
The latest 5.27.2 update seemed to have fixed the issues I was having before 👍. An after searching around on the forums a bit came across a boot up time discussion. Where one of the members had explained how all of the games scraped data (images, videos, descriptions, etc) adds up overtime and can prolong batocera’s startup time. Which makes absolute sense if you think about. As I’ve used front-ends before, but never realized the longer loading times as I’m usually always multi tasking while on my PC. Completely relived that there isn’t any issue at hand and won’t have to go through the prolonged process of starting all over again 😊.