I recently upgraded my video card to a 2 gig vram model. This did not help to reduce the time to load X-Plane. I was talking with my son who is an avid X-Plane user and he said there is no way to RESTRICT airports or regions/countries from loading or even classes of aircraft to say only HEAVY for instance.
The developers should stop with more details and aircraft and focus on fixing or adding two basis features that would go a long way to the enjoyment of X-Plane:
1. Allow the restricted loading based on Country or region as well as aircraft type.
2. Fix, for once and for all, the loading PROGRESS bar indicator so it represents the actual progress. That way I will be able to see if I have time to make a sandwich or get a cup of JOE or even have time to go shopping before X-Plane is ready for me to grab the yoke. (a little sarcastic but serious.)