Booting from solid state material is no faster than booting from a HD unfortunately. Just a hell of a lot more robust. The advantages are definately there, but the speed doesn't increase. Cost does though!
Apply minlogon and such, and it should speed it up of course, but again it would be the same if you were to have applied that to a HD.
Good Luck though. And to ease your sorrows, CF booting will be a great advantage in the winter and if you travel on rough roads, no need to worry about your MBR being corrupted!