With respect to the desire for a loading screen, work is in place to support the new loading screen, but I need a good image to use (and I don't want to rely upon the user's background image). I set up a forum thread for a request for a background image and better menu sounds. Please feel free to visit the forum post and give your input. http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingux-general/dmenu-enhancements/
So I played with removing fsync from the code base and it seems to be more stable now. Its a compile time flag, so that whenever dingux can handle the writes better, we can turn it back on, but it should behave better in the next release.