This is something we are looking in to at the moment and are working on a fix for. In the meantime you can add extra nodes to the stroke in between the first and second nodes to slow the first section of the drawing action down.
I posted this before I discovered the ticket system. I created a ticket and it was resolved in that the issue is being looked at. Thanks for following up though.
I have found it easier to downgrade to 2.0.3, as while the stability and spped in the upgrade is nice, I find it easier to work without workarounds.