Yeah, hang in there on this stuff. I'm trying to re-lay stuff out and setup the ad servers so we can both keep the site being cost-effective and get back to a zippier user experience.
Stuff should seem a lot faster loading today. I am refiltering a lot of the annoying stuff today. I'm trying to cleverly cache some stuff and remove calls off of our box to make the site load faster, etc.
I probably shouldn't do so much developing/testing on the live production server, but then, you never know until you put it on the server and see what happens.