I was locked out of my facebook account for ages (email/password debacle), making it impossible to sync my 3000+ friends to my Pre. So when I finally got everything worked out with facebook, you can imagine my dismay when I synced my facebook account and my Pre slowed to a grinding halt.

Anyone know a way around this?

I imagine because I have so many friends, it just hogs processing cycles. With that said, aside from deleting friends or removing my facebook account from my contacts app entirely, is there anything I can do?

(the benefits of using it are great, with the pictures/email/additional info that automatically gets added/updated... but not worth losing almost all functionality of my Pre)