I really fell in love with lightroom although I need more patience with it since it´s so slow compared to bridge which I also use especially when editing tiffs cause a 100-200 mb tiff in lightroom is very frustrating to edit with my 16bg RAM, Nvidia GTX 970 and Quad 3.2Ghz Quad CPU.
any suggestions on how to improve lightroom or is it just that slow?
Please be more specific about what exactly is slow. In particular, are you performing lots of brushing and spot healing? Also, why are you using TIFFs?
I mean reguler adjusting of pictures, looking through catalogs. It´s much laggier than in Bridge
What version of Lightroom are you using? Please tell me the exact version NUMBER. Do not tell me your Lightroom is up-to-date or that you have the most recent version.