I just timed how long it takes for View New Content to load-- 57.82 seconds.
This is just not acceptable. I don't know why this *never* happens to me to this extent (and I even switched recently from Safari to Chrome). It "sticks" sometimes for a few seconds, but I almost never get endless waits that others sometimes report.
I put a problem ticket in this morning - I'll see what they say, but I think the time has come to get on a private server. Once I do that, it will be extremely fast - this website has just gotten too big.
And the damning thing is: it's not *that* big; it's just right at the border of needing a private server, and I think it's been that way for awhile now.
That said, did you really time this to the hundredth of a second?!