I have no issues with the speed at which the program launches.
As for the topics listing, I had thought I needed it, but it turns out I don't. When looking at a definition, it will often display a root word. Clicking on it doesn't work, so I thought I'd need to find it in the dictionary list of Strong's numbers - the list that's causing the problem.
Then I found that a right click on a given root word will give the option to search for that word, and this takes you to the entry for it. I hope that makes sense.
I realize more experienced users will already know this.
Thanks for the input, gentlemen.