For the record we do plan to improve performance for our upcoming release.
On my personal goal list:
- Reduce initial JS payload by at least half
- Improve js render time of front page by at least 30%
- Improve js render time of topic page by at least 50%
On @eviltrout’s list is
- eliminate es6 bundling overhead (at least 200ms on desktop)
- Improve general performance
Not promising all these goals will be met, but I will be quite happy if we can hit the 2 second mark on initial page render.