These forums may run slow at times and not others, as we at Envy News are in the process of rebuilding over 2GBs of lost data (216 reviews...!).
Also, we're now using PHP4.22, and it's a lot more secure - as such, we've lost a TINY amount of performance. Lastly, we don't have PHPA (PHP Accelerator) on the server since there isn't a 4.22 compatible beta or final of it. Once PHPA is installed, speed should be noticeably faster at certain operations (vB forums are PHP, and ALL of Envy News is php...).
Editor @ Envy.