That's not totally true. A splash screen doesn't have to be used only with a program that's large or takes a while to load. For example, I have an old version of Paint Shop Pro from the caveman days, and it's small and loads as quickly as mIRC and it has a splash screen option. So, I wouldn't say a splash screen only needs to be used with a program that takes time to load. In my opinion, I think a splash screen would fit mIRC well.