It seems like when I want to quickly check my position on the map, I press M and there is a pause while the map comes up. I can live with that I suppose... But what annoys me is that when I press M again to close the map, it pauses again and then it goes back to the game and it looks like it has to reload some textures/objects. So it can take a second or two, to load the map, then I have to look at where I am, and then a second or three to close the map and go back in to the game. It makes a quick glance at the map in to a bit of a chore.
If I remember rightly, this was an issue in Arma2 as well, and I hoped you could find a solution by now.