I've started asking this question, and the editing toolbar has still not displayed. I'm timing it, and wondering how long it will take for the toolbar to display. Is this just an issue for me, or for others? I do not have any responses in for my account, and yet it took just over a minute for the related questions and toolbar to come up, as I typed. And, then, when it did come up, it took the focus from this edit box to the title, while I was typing. That's especially annoying.
I know it takes awhile if I have responses for my account, and I have to stop the browser (IE 7) in order to do an upvote. But this seems like the slowness is related to the searching for related questions.