Serverless Performance with plugins

I am developing on a debian docker container with lots of ram and CPU available.

Serverless --version takes < 1s, UNTIL i install either serverless-python-requirements AND/OR serverless-offline. These come with 610 and 544 node packages respectively.

After installation this causes serverless --version to take 39 seconds. Which is the delay that happens before any serverless command. This makes my development cycles incredibly frustrating.

Is this typical? How do people work around this for development?