In my random reading on Twitter tonight, I came across someone talking about the Denuvo DRM being the root cause due to constantly writing to the hard drive. They also said it's implicated in severely shortening the lifespan of SSDs.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed the load times. Even with an SSD it seems to take a bit longer than it should.
Was curious enough to look further. Here's a discussion of it I found.
Edited, Nov 18th 2014 3:53am by Poldaran