I'm with you on this one ScrapMaker, the delay in the Photo application is utter pants. Like you, I don't even bother handing the phone to folks to scroll through -- if there's a picture I want someone to see, I'll pull it up myself (it usually takes about half a minute to open the app, wait for the albums load, select the proper album, tap the proper thumbnail, and wait for the photo render).
Honestly, Palm, just fix the OS lag and Photo app lag and we're in business. Once that's done, you can move on to the calendar...
PS - And what's taking Fictionwise so long to port eReader? Off-topic, I know, but still it's frustrating as hell not being able to bring my library along on my commute (and no, I'm not paying $30 for a buggy PalmOS emulator).