There is a Rants, Raves and Praise Forum on the Site, maybe it should have been moved to there at the onset.
You are aware of it, as are all of the regulars, but anyone coming to this thread via a Google or other search for the 1st time, may be a little confused as to the purpose of this site and its forums, in my opinion. And what this site has to offer.
»Rants, Raves, and Praise
But after reading the OP several times, saw that the Speed Issues had not been addressed.
Since this Forum is more about fixes, thought it time to offer steps for solution. OP had not posted anywhere else.