The computer I use at work is stressed. There is a reason for it, I write stuff that needs stress-testing, so I load it up with a heap of M$ apps such as Outlook Express (an oxymoron), TweetDeck (blindingly bad memory hog) and so on.
When you stress a machine like this, it slows down considerably if you stress it more.
My blog comes up pretty quickly. So do many others.
But some are SO loaded up with widgets and adverts and graphics that I sometimes get bored waiting and close them down.
I f anyone would like to get a stress result on their blog page, please whack a link in the comments and I'll give you an honest lowdown on performance.
I'd hate to do this to you if don't want to know.