They've BEEN slow... I don't know if it was before or before AND after rooting my phone. BB V.4 is the only one I've tried... I've had this problem even before trying faster kernels. I was on BB V.4 800mhz and the icons were slow. I eventually slowly made my way to 1.25ghz ultra low voltage and it made no difference in desktop icons. It's not ALWAYS slow, but if I'm browsing, market, or checking emails for a bit and I go back to the desktop, it can take 5 full seconds, maybe more? It's getting annoying... I've been dealing with it for a long time now... any advice?? Yes, I disabled widgets on the home screen... should I disable widgets on ALL of my screens to narrow it down? Do you guys think that's the problem? Any help is greatly respected and appreciated. THANKS!