Wow, v8 is EXTREMELY Slow!

I just upgraded to version 8 yesterday and wow it’s 10x worse now! eM Client has always had bugs for me but version 8 is almost unusable. Takes forever to load, usually freezes. Takes forever to view an email and even longer to delete something. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to force it to shut down because it just would freeze and not allow me to do anything.

What gives and what’s the solution besides switching email clients? Has anyone had these issues and successfully fixed them?