What is your connection speed, and how old is your computer? I don't think anybody else has mentioned a problem with load times. It could have been a temporary server issue, but I am not noticing any slowdown on my end.
Welcome, hungry. I've not noticed a slow load on the forum at all. Sometimes my so-called high-speed internet from my cable company is a little less than high-speed though and then everything seems to be in slow motion.