The problem is that a ton of people are using the site and the current dinky little server can't keep up. I have the two new powerful servers sitting right here, but I can't put them online until I'm back in Seattle. I'll be back the 30th, but then I have to wait until after the new year to go put them at the colo place. So, in a week or so things will be very damn fast. Be patient. For all of you that have made this possible by getting paid accounts, I can't thank you enough ... a lot of cool new paid-only features are coming to show my appreciation.
For anybody that's in Seattle or close, be sure to come to the LJ New Year's Party!