I almost deleted my Evernote account before I found this forum and installed the Legacy version noted above. I don't know what the hell the Evernote developers are doing (and I don't thin they do either) but legacy is so much better and faster. The Newest version of Evernote is simple not useable. It should be tossed on the heap. Start over! Take some notes from Ulysses or Bear. It's not rocket science. Speed is important. :)
I installed the legacy version and it is like the old days. Much faster. Evernote will not survive if they don't fix this issue. KeepIt and Yojimbo don't have this issue!