Global Entry also gives you TSE Pre-Check, which is the BEST. It’s the BOM. Scoot ahead of the long line, put your bag (with laptop, 3-1-1 bag) on the belt, leave on your shoes, jacket, scarf, whatever. Literally took me 7 minutes to get from the front door of DCA to my gate. And I was earlier than the TSA agent (TSE pre opens at 5am at DCA), so that includes my wait time at the beginning of the line.
Don’t debate this one with yourself, just DO it.