, YourGod wrote

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but I feel like Visual Studio 2012 is slower than 2010. Especially when it comes to start up time and the XAML UI designer loading.

This was my biggest complaint of VS 2010. It seems like every version the designers get slower and slower. I guess Microsoft just doesn't care; maybe they suffer from "Real programmers don't use designers" mentality. If anything they are useful as a preview without having to launch the app. Not looking forward to moving to VS 2012...