Not to be rude at all. I am looking for a forum that I can spend some time in and I feel that daniweb would be cool. I have actually come and gone before and felt then the same way I feel now. This site needs some optimisation and it wouldn't take long to do.
I'm curious why you aren't using something like mod_gzip or mod_deflate. This would cut the load time down to under half of what it is now and would make a huge difference by itself. It gets tiring to have to wait over 5 seconds or more before the navigation menu will open.
Between that and the literally 90 http requests per page load, it is almost a chore to come to daniweb sometimes.
I like the community but I'm probably not the only one weighing the load time and overhead vs the community.