JDW1 wrote:This situation is both hilarious and infuriatingly ridiculous at the same time.
My experience may not necessarily help anyone, but here were my symtoms. My worst-case was 3-5 minute boot to login screen, and after login the system would hang 4 out of every 5 logins following a reboot, necessitating a hard shutdown. The next login would usually be successful, and the system would be fully functional after about 1-4 minutes. About three months ago I did a clean install of Mojave but the symptoms were exactly the same after reinstalling or migrating applications from backup.
Little Snitch has been the first app that I install after a wipe/reinstall since the v1 days, so I wasn't even looking at it as being the potential problem.
I was definitely luckier than some, but still infuriating to have to do frequent hard shutdowns to fix the problem.