I'm not aware of any real speed problems for the time being. In the past we've had some issues with the server capacity, but those days are gone.
I don't have any problems (I am located in the Netherlands and so are the servers) with the speed of CDFreaks. Are you perhaps behind a proxy?
I'll move this thread to the forum talk section, as it is a better place for such a thread. I'm curious to know what other people from around the globe have to say!