AYON Pipeline Early Access - Publisher Slowness

Haven’t tried the publisher out in any other context yet, but opening the publisher seems rather slow in Maya. By this I mean it takes ~20 seconds to open from when I click the menu item until the UI is responsive again. Is this a known issue?

Windows 10
AYON desktop: v3.16.0
AYON server: v0.3.1

Does the problem remain in v3.16.1 ?