I have installed WordPress on my local developer's machine. This developer's machine is pretty respectable by today's standards (double digits of RAM in GB, and a great processor), and I don't experience performance when doing web development in other languages. But on a fresh WordPress install, I feel surprised by how slow it is.
So my question is: how fast would you expect WordPress to be on a fresh installation on your local developer's machine? Do you agree with my intuition that 2 seconds on a fresh install for just the HTML page is too slow?