I depended on Evernote for work, and this issue has become so bad that I have (unfortunately) had to switch to alternatives. As a premium user, this was really hard. I've switched over to nvALT for note taking, and am using Google Drive for storage of all other media formats at work. This has worked out surprisingly well, and has been a painless transition. I'm still using Evernote as a general repository for things like receipts and documents, but that's it. Storage, not activity. This is really too bad as Evernote is amazing. But speed needs to be a core competency of their product if they truly expect people to depend on it for real work. I still hold hope that Evernote fixes this issue, but it will need to be magnitudes better for me to invest in it at the same level I previously did. I hope Evernote can regain my trust (apologies, as that statement is not meant to be overly dramatic). Ending Note: I really do love Evernote and am rooting for them!