It seems to be getting worse! I just now saw an add that pops up and is not able to be closed for several seconds. Not only is GAG slower than 70% of websites, but now they are adding more crap that's making it even slower!
This site sold it's soul to the devil in exchange for their million dollars in investment capital. Now the devil wants paid. To recoup that money GaG will have to massively increase it's revenue. That means a larger membership, more advertising, and more targeted advertising (data mining).