The current state of the product is that it's rife with performance problems.
Hopefully they'll be fixed in the next release.
What you're seeing is just how it currently works (ie: slowly).
I agree. I want to help test the beta, and I want this product to kick a**, but it's so slow I can't take the pain. I can literally watch the code coloring change from black to blue after about 3 seconds. I know it's a beta, but I wish the performace issues took priority over all other features.
So, it isn't that bad for me. I don't know what I did right (or you guys
did wrong), but except for the occasional slowness, it's fine for me.
This may help... I saw a big performance improvement when I disabled the "smooth screen fonts" in the visual settings on windows. Have yet to play with CFB on my mac.