It's about load sequence, not load time.
Elements on a webpage (blog content, images, advertisements, plugins) load sequentially in a pre-defined order. On patheos.com, during our Alpha testing phase, The World Table plugin is prescribed to load toward the end of the page sequence. When the commenting plugin reaches full web release and is more widely adopted on blogs at patheos.com, the load order will be changed and The World Table plugin will be upgraded to load much earlier in the sequence.
We are continually optimizing our code so it is lighter and faster, but until we are installed in a more permanent way, the perception will be that The World Table loads quite slowly.