Ok, benchmarking complete for the tests I wanted to do. Each test was run 3 times and averaged together. For the boot times I used a stopwatch and observed the system until it was fully loaded into a logged in windows state and the drive stopped thrashing. Each of those tests was run 6 times while also not looking at the stop watch to attempt to get a real average since it is a more subjective analysis. The 35,000 files used was a direct copy of the Program Files folder with the apps previously mentioned.
This kind of shows what I expected. Tasks that do not very heavily rely on files from the Windows folder does not really see that much of an improvement. However if you're hitting the Windows folder (scanning it, booting, using windows specific resources) you should see an actual performance increase.