"Did your post take 30-45 seconds to be posted, as it does for all of us?"
Wade, it takes **FAR longer** than 30-45 seconds for me. It takes a few minutes. (Some forums are much quicker than others. The Sweden forum is very, very slow.)
Genforum often has trouble with the letters from foreign alphabets. This seems to depend on the version of Windows which is used. Letters made on a Windows 7 computer of mine look fine after they are posted when viewed on my Windows 7 computer but are badly distorted when viewed on a computer with XP, and vice versa. This has become more of a problem over the past few days, but I've seen it before. Hopefully the administrators can work on that problem if they have time, but I assume they already have far too much work to do. ;-)
I agree with Wade that editing and deleting our own posts is a great feature to have. Rootsweb allows us to do that.