I had no problem with floppies, so much faster than tape.
I love the sound of Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 firing up, the grinding of the disk (albeit cracked version, don't know if the original was the same). Those deep long grinds sounded brilliant!
I played Steel Sky and any other adventure game like Monkey Island 1 and 2 with floppies no problem. Having more RAM helped some Amiga games so you didn't have to swap disks as much.
Loading times still here though in the 21st Century - I am playing Yakuza 3 on the PS3 and it even bloody well says "NOW LOADING...." in the corner!