Assassin - just thought I'd drop by to tell you that I owe you an apology. I decided to revisit Hydra 2.5.1 again and with the aid of MCM, the clunky, and laboriously slow GUI has been replaced with a snappy, smooth alternative. Well done to Sam, ebr and the team for making such a vast improvement.
I still feel that more could be done with the internal scraper mechanism, to make the app truly stand alone, but the alternative is certainly more than adequate in that regard.
Again apologies for bustin your balls over this earlier.