Yep, the size of the actual pages is pretty small, but I admit without the banners it would load even faster. Anyway, glad to hear that, in total, the speed seems to be ok.
Please don't give the banners any extra treatment - although high clickthrough rates aren't a bad thing, "working" on it might get us into trouble rather than being a real help. Thanks for the offer, though!
The Cafe will always stay free with Arlo and myself in charge, we give you our word and that's something we always keep (that's simply a nasty character flaw we can't get rid of
). Virtually the only way this could ever change is when some guy in sunglasses knocks on my door with a suitcase full of money (talking about an XL Samsonite here) and a ticket to the Carribean. Sorry Arlo, but there are SOME priorities in life...