I think it's a MUST, at least for SharePoint online.
Don't know whether I am the only one got this issue: when deploying farm solutions to SharePoint Server, it's always slow. I have CPU Intel Core i7 3770, 32GB RAM, two SSD disks (Intel 520 and Samsung 840 Pro). From performance monitor, I can see that there is no performance bottleneck, but it's still slow.
I am not talking about "minutes", but something like "20 seconds". But it makes me confused: if CPU usage and SSD access is less than 1%, then, what make the deployment procedure so slow?
SharePoint has potential to be much, much faster.