The new application center useability borders on the unuseable for dial up users. Currently I'm on dial-up and the initial page of the application center has been loading for, oh ... I'd say about 10 minutes now and its. ... still loading. Why do they need hi res pictures, can't they downgrade them? It'll definitely speed things up. Anyone with a dial-up connection will find the center almost unbearable and unbelievably slow compared to the ultra fast application center of old.
Maybe a poll should be done on high speed and dial up internet connections just to find out what percentage of users are on high speed. I may be on the low side but probably not for long, the sinking economy will bring people back down to earth. Job losses today and tomorrow are surely going to have people cutting their high speed high priced internet connections from their bills everymonth to save money. Luckily, for now, I can use the high speed T1 line at work and even there I noticed it fairly slow.
Adding a classic site interface like maple itself would solve the speed issue immediately and give users an option.