Looks like the performance complaints from before are subsiding. The board generally seems to run smoothly these days. Staying logged in seems to be working for most (not having to relogin constantly). Every once and a while I see the page served up during the login process as non-secured (http vs https). But less logging in means not much chance to test that - so it's not impacting me much.
I'm still wishing that double-quote then a close-parenthesis " ) without the space wouldn't make an emoji. I've trained myself (mostly) to press space after ending a quote within parenthesis. But still an annoyance those times I miss and get an unwanted emoji.