.I noticed it the very first time I visited. This site is glacial but I've just gotten used to it.
I think it probably has something to do with the gratuitous advertisements. I hope someone's banking on this site cause I'm staring at a "Build-A-Bear Workshop" banner as we speak and I must say someone needs a little guidance in their target market research.
Oh to hell with it, I'm getting the build-a-bear.
I own a business and several web-sites myself and can appreciate the need to generate some revenue to defray expenses.
However, with that being said, I also find that I do not visit sites as often when they become rather time consuming to load. That's probably just me as some days can get rather hectic.