I uninstalled all my speed testing tools. As long as my phone does what it's supposed to do, is consistently stable, smooth and cool, I don't care what my Q score is. I tried running the re-primed version of his kernel, but I don't know enough about this stuff to really tell you what I may have done differently. My understanding is that no two phones are alike and how each responds to a rom or kernel is likely going to be different. I just keep backing up and flashing until I get the desired consistency.