I find it funny, that I NEVER have loading problems with ESD and DS9.
I wonder if there is a hidden queue with a higher priority for golds (even if unintended by Cryptic).
There might be. When I had a sub it NEVER took all that long. ESD and DS9 took forever relative to other places, but it was never over five minutes. I would play at all times of day, both when "no one" was on, and at peak times. Now that I don't have a sub, I've noticed longer loading times for pretty much all places.
It could just be that there are that many new people, but I doubt it.