First off, 2 minutes is too long for a pre-game timer. 1 minute is more than enough time to choose character and perk, unless the idea is to allow piss breaks between games.
Second, now that the new hunters are out, some people who don’t have them are purposely waiting for the timer to expire in hopes of getting them randomly. So now everyone in the lobby has to wait for them. There was even one instance where a person got Val instead of Slim and immediately called for a restart as soon as the game started.