Ha - I just found a way to speed things up by about half a second (that is, I found out what I did "wrong" in one place)! So I'm down to 2.15 seconds for everything now, even less than 2.1s when I switch off the loading animation. Try SVN r7328 smile.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open. [Frank Zappa]