Unbearably Sluggish Autocomplete Menu on OSX 10.6.8

Back in March during the 2013R1 beta i reported that using the autocomplete menu on 10.6.8 is unbelievably, unbearably sluggish… I mean hitting teh down arrow can hesitate a second or two on my machine… the same thing for registering a menu selection.

That feedback report has not even been reviewed yet.

I’m on a late 2009 27" iMac 2.8 GHz i7 with 12 GB Ram… Not a new machine but it should have enough horsepower for autocomplete!!!

Does anybody else see this?

It is a HUGE productivity hit for me as I am a terrible typist and rely heavily on autocomplete,

The feedback link is:
feedback://showreport?report_id=25752

But it’s currently can only be seen by those in the beta program as it was reported on the 2013R1 beta … I have requested that it be made public