It would be useful to have a config option to set the default to View Only drawings. It could be used on publishers (workers), shop floor workstations, etc. to more quickly pull up drawings. I've found that it reduces the time to load the drawings by upwards of 98%, while also reducing the time to generate the PDF by the same amount, and also reducing the file size by 70%.
I've noticed while troubleshooting this that having the config option save_display set to yes doesn't always show all of the views correctly, as some are left blank. Going to each sheet and updating the views helps, but also doesn't produce the desired result. Perhaps another setting is needed to force the update of all views on all sheets prior to saving the display.