New Blend...Snappier? A First Impression

Recently Expression Blend went into RC mode (Blend, if you don't already know, is MS's next WPF designer). Since I've been out of touch for the last few weeks, I am not sure how long it has been out.

The new Blend is now installed on my machine. First impression? It is considerably more responsive. Now last weekend I added an extra gig of ram to my machine (from 1 to 2 gigs), so that may have something to do with it, but I don't think so. I often used it when I had extra RAM left over, so I don't think the increase in RAM did it. But I could be wrong. But if I'm not, they have at least made some improvements in the performance. Bravo.