I was forced to ugrade from Quicken 2005 to Quicken 2006 due to some changes in Quicken's online bill paying. To Intuit's credit, because it was they who were mandating the update, they provided Quicken 2006 free. After using it for a month or so, I can positively say that Quicken 2006 is mind numbingly, appallingly slow. It is so slow that it takes two seconds or so for Quicken to update a field when I type in a new value. It's easily 5 or 10 time slower than Quicken 2005. I use Quicken on my 500 MHz Ti laptop, which isn't the latest and greatest, but it's plenty fast enough to run some robust apps. Apps that are far more demanding than Quicken. It's amazing to me how much slower Quicken 2006 is than Quicken 2005. BTW, running the Quicken 2006 updater doesn't help. I love paying bills through Quicken. No envelopes, no stamps, etc. but I hate Quicken 2006.