Depends on the patch. Since most patches I have are "speed up" patches, I can't say for sure which patch of the 9 would cause a slow down and which will cause a speed up. The VK may cause one since it adds a gesture check, but such an addition would never be noticeable unless horribly, horrendously, programed (I'm talking they somehow fit a division into a Boolean flag equation horrendous).
Originally Posted by rapmaster0
My "Speed Up" patches are for interaction speed ups.
The 4x4 Icons patch lets me choose from more apps per app launch menu, increasing my chances of what I need being, bamm, right there. The "Hide [insert un-deletable app name]" serve the same purpose.
New Card per Convo, has some quirks but saves me a click when swapping between multiple conversations.
Unhide Dev Mode, saves me from entering it into quick search.
The rest are browser and download patches each serving its own form of speeding my life up.
So if you're looking for a "faster" experience try hitting up patches that save YOU a gesture here or there. It saves time, battery, and keeps the phone from needing to do extra work. Generally, human speed ups save more time than electronic speed ups (I realize even with the Pre this is not always the case).
I should also point out, the awesomeness that is the 800MHz patch and virtually eliminates Pre interface hindrances (slow down).