1.1 Escape Key menu delay

I’m playing offline as there were issues trying to login this morning.
When I press the Esc key in order to bring up the options menu there is a very significant delay before it appears. I’m guessing between one and one and a half seconds.
Also… in my opinion the new time portal transition is ugly and pointless - I’m sure streamers are going to hate it and frankly I’d rather spend the zone delay looking at the quite beautiful artwork.