I think that it should have an option to turn on/off the little loading bar at the bottom.
As nice as it is, it just takes a lot more time to compile.
Option to turn off the progress bar and just show percentages like in old versions for faster compiling, or alternatively have it be off by default for zoomed compiles
Its essentially the same speed, it takes almost the same amount of time to display the percentage bar as it did just displaying the percent. However, this can be sped up by maybe 15% if I display nothing at all, but that's a bad experience for the end user since they feel like it freezes. It wouldn't be that much faster anyway, its not like its double the speed or anything.
The bar itself shouldn't make that big of a difference, it's probably something in the compiler itself.