Bamboo needs a delayed start Rated 4 out of 5 stars
"launch first automatic update at start of firefox" really slows down the process of opening firefox. there should be an option or it should be built in to delay the first automatic check of feeds by 30 seconds to 1 minute.
If you turn off automatic checking then the feeds wont load until however long you have set, 30 minutes/hour/ect. and that defeats the purpose.