Load Game Paused
Add checkbox to load (offline) game menu: "Load game paused".
If checked, the game will load all resources, initialize all mods and pause automatically.
My loading times are 5+ minutes. Thus I could go to make myself coffee (or tea) without worrying that something will happen and I would have to reload again ...
That would be a cherry on the cake for those with low-end to average PC.
In the case you would rather drastically improve loading times for people without i6700+, 32+GB RAM and SSD disks, I think I could survive marking of this idea as 'Declined'.