1:30 is incredibly slow, hmm… My computer boots up in 15 seconds, and that's slow. I'm hoping using ArchArm on it I can get similar results. Debian is a fairly bloated distro by default, so I'm hoping a system set up around the raspi will offer better results.
Then again, it's reading all the data from an SD card isn't it? That's definitely going to slow it down a lot. Good thing all the hardware will be the same, that way the kernel can be trimmed down a ton.
Anyways, thanks for sharing/raising my anxiousness for the release.