I've been having this same performance issue for over 12 months. I see the spinning wheel every time i try to type anything. Evernote, PLEASE FIX THIS. This is basic user experience. I don't care about any sophisticated features if you can't address the basic note-taking use case. Yesterday, I switched to using Msft Word to type out a draft because of my Evernote performance issues. I've recently installed Msft OneNote because i can't take it anymore. I've been a user since 2011, so it's a bummer it has come to this.