Alright, fine. 2 seconds every single time you want to look at a new HUD. That seems reasonable.
But let's say a player wants a new HUD every month. Some guys never change their HUD, some schizos change it every day. So let's say a month on average.
And when you feel like you want to try a new HUD you look at like... what? 10 different HUDs? If not more? I mean I like to shop around, you know? I like to see what's new in the HUD world.
So 2 x 10 HUDs x 12 months = 240 seconds per player per year wasted looking at menus nobody cares about.
I don't know how many TF2 players use custom HUDs. Let's say it's like 5,000 total cause of all the pubbers. It's probably way more, but let's just say 5,000.
240 x 5,000 = 1.2 million seconds wasted per year
20,000 minutes wasted per year
333.33 (repeating of course) hours per year, every year, wasted looking at menus that nobody cares about.
333 hours. Do you have any idea what can be achieved in that much time? Me neither but I bet a lot. A lot of stuff. Imagine if we all spent 333 hours a year out in nature. Or talking with our loved ones. I bet we'd all be a whole lot happier if we all did that.
Look, I'm not saying that you didn't spend a lot of time on your menus. I'm not even saying they don't look nice. I'm just saying that nobody uses a goddamn HUD cause the menu looks goddamn pretty. Capisce?