Here are my comments on Impulse build 2.90.166. I'm on dialup. The content updates at startup are slow and even occassionally bring Impulse to a stop.
When I first used the Communities Tab, I could not find any of the icons that worked. It wasn't until I left for awhile to take a leak before I found out that one of them really does work! It's just that the downloads are so slow that it's like watching grass grow or a pot to boil. Isn't there anything Stardock can do to streamline the pages for dialup users? Just as an example, the News icon is full of graphics stuff and looks (and in fact is) nothing more than an ad for Stardock products. Make these pages look more like a newspaper and leave the fancy graphics for the section already devoted to ads... the Store tab. In my humble opinion, you could do some streamling there, too. Similar things could be said of the Community tab. Streamline, streamline, streamline!
I'm also finding that some of the print in the communitry section difficult to read because of the black print against the dark purple background.
I'll also throw in my vote for a progress indicator. With nothing to indicate that Impulse is doing something, I find myself repeatedly clicking the same link over and over again, and then finally coming to the conclusion that the program must have crashed or something. And as long as you're going to inlude a progress indicator, throw in a stop button and refresh button, too. No browser (because that is what Impulse is) is complete without them.
I'd also like to mention my annoyance at the new place for the registrations tab. It's now a small icon among several others in the upper right corner of the window. I fiind that the tootips obscure the icons when you mouse over them, so you have to move your mouse away to see where the other neighboring icons lie.
I should mention that I can go to other web sites that are more graphics intensive than your pages, and they load much faster than those in Impulse. In the long run, might you be better off pulling most of the communites stuff out of Impulse and relying on a real browser unencumbered by Impulse's eccentricities? Impulse's primary mission IMHO is to be a software product distributer and updater. All the rest just hampers or degrades the efficiency of Impulse to fullfill it's primary mission.