Just to echo this once more...SAME PROBLEM!
I think Evernote needs to FIX their software!
It's too often stalling / hanging / beachball of death.
I'm basically using Evernote as a text editor--no images or large files, just text...the software should really be using almost no CPU or RAM, but instead it's often eating up most of my RAM...so then I have to stop all my work, halt all my progress, and relaunch the program. It's a total pain and really hinders my workflow--which is the OPPOSITE of what evernote should be doing!
On top of it I'm paying annually for this "premium" software. Thinking about going back to Apple notes...at least they are free and don't grind my laptop to a halt!