Got broadband and a new lightening fast computer a little more than a month ago. I've had AOL since birth and think I may have some familial connection to it that I'm starting to think is holding me back. Having difficulty cutting the apron strings though, as I don't want to give up the comfortability I have navigating through it, nor my email address. I have just, just noticed though that it slows EVERYTHING down UNBELIEVABLY. Why does it do that??? Is if for my own protection or is it to my detriment? It's really difficult for me to get around talkbass - if I click on "today's posts" or any search feature I have to wait and refresh before I get the page? Some other sites, such as myspace.com (which I just learned about) I can't even log into? With internet Explorer, all those problems disappear, and all my pages come up instantly. What's the deal with AOL. Should I cut those strings or is mommy protecting me from the bad men?