... and opens lots of miliseconds later ...
... every time i perform this procedure, a brown hair in my head turns white at the root ...
The sense of humor is there, but yet I am starting to get a little bit worried about you after this matter occupying you for more than two years now.
I use mb in only one mode: auto dj. i like to not know what's the next song (with the exception of recently fixed bug of showing upcoming N songs), very much like i like fm radio.
(I discovered this feature once upon a time in itunes, but itunes is slow on windows and i don't like how it sounds; other players are much worse at handling this)
despite doing good job, from usability point of view mb is terrible, from the way of sizing columns to feature naming options and so on, including handling objects (like now playing items, for example)
to be honest, for me it's basically the least worse player that can decently play music in random mode. even if i use it rarely, i feel like banging my head against the train every time i have to perform clicks in it's user interface. and i've used all kinds of software since as back as 1988 (well not quite was a mouse then, maybe 1994 was the first mouse encounter).
and yes, I do mind when i have to wait for the computer do perform what i have asked it to do, especially when I've spent a good amount of money on hardware that meets my requirements and expectations.
unlike the majority, i *do* perceive those extra miliseconds when mb is is sleeping and dreaming insead of instantly opening of submenu and am really annoyed at it, even if overall i lose much more time of my life complaining about it.