honestly i liked the old vs2008 better, vs2010 is slow, and my conclusion is: wpf should not be used if you want performance

in vs2010, loading a small project (slightly modified win32 standard template takes a few seconds) in vs2008 it was much faster.

switching to wpf was a big bad move, i would say: switch back for gods sake!

 

so yes a service pack that would improve performance would be great