What's up with the gross exaggerations of PS1 load times in this thread? Generally, the only load times worth mentioning were upon booting the game. I can't think of a single game that took more than 5 seconds to load between levels.
I think it's overexaggerated as well (especially back then), but there were some early games that had lots of loading screens. Formula 1 for example.
But if you want to complain about loading times, get a Neo Geo CD.
And another advantage of the CD: Demos left and right.