Some things are still painfully slow. It seems like it used to be faster. When I first try to edit a page, the page loads in HTML view (5 seconds). That’s fine, but then it actually takes a another 15 seconds to finally switch over to visual view where I can really edit without being cut off mid-type by the switchover to Visual view. It takes about 20 seconds to save a post after an edit. That might now sound like much, but I edit frequently, and so I end up spending most of my time waiting for WordPress servers to update my post. Not sure if Gears would help.