Is Experience Editor slow for you?

Hi all,

Has anyone found Experience Editor in Sitecore 8 to be quite slow? I've noticed that content editor and everything else is a lot snappier but Experience Editor seems to take quite a while to load up (I'm not talking about between compilation - I saw a thread of that - just in general). Further, I notice that when you go between pages in Experience Editor, it seems to be firing 20+ POST requests on load. 

Has anyone experienced this? Have you found any way to make it faster? Or is this just how it rolls? 

Thank you in advance!