Kleopatra queries GpgConf during startup. E.g. if a restricted profile is active, what the version is etc.
This results in "flickering" task bar icons as this opens windows in the background. This is ugly.
Querying Gpgconf multiple times during startup is also pretty slow. It might be improved if the config would be only read once and then cached for a while. The CryptoConfig from GpgME++ could probably be used for that.
The slowness is probably a regression from switching to the old cryptoconfig module to the new gpgme based module.