Brad, can you fill me in a little on your computer? CPU / RAM / Web Browser?
I ask because I'm genuinely surprised to hear you wait that long. I want to make the site faster, but I was thinking you were having to wait like, 1 or 2 seconds. When I click around the site it's almost instant.
For it to be that slow, I'm wondering if there's a browser compatibility issue (which I also want to fix).
It may be my browser or computer as it is slightly older for gaming purposes, but oddly enough I just checked and the lag is not there now, maybe 1 second or two. The slowest time usually from the main page to another link. I have a new PC but none of my old games worked on it so I stuck with this one and reverted back to XP. I don't have the lag on other servers though. Have 2.0 GHz dual processors on this one and 2 GB of RAM. But that should be plenty to run a page as I had no issues elsewhere.
I think I have IE 8, I have not updated in awhile being I like to keep this machine clean for gaming. So not sure if you changed anything or maybe the servers were flooded after the site went back up, and used up a lot of bandwidth and got delays because of that? Not sure but right I am not getting the 8 second delay. That was pretty frustrating trying to order 25 DVDS and some effects the other day lol. But I got it done.