this is not to be overlooked. On a good day it takes about 15 minutes for me to really get my full live setup running. If I just want to light up the synths and Capistan, it's just a matter of turning everything on.
yeah...sometimes I spent more than 10 minutes to tune my old guitar!
a great help on my little setup has been my old jamman looper (and his sd card storage!)...not hi-res recording, it works for me, instead placing mics, cabling them to soundcard, midi, checking levels, etc.
and yes, love this part of the creative process starting from a "sketched" sound running over and over again..(if this happens, then I hit the "save" button!).