New to the site so hello everybody.
I too purchased my Kobo touch because there was no advertising on the device. I have had it about a month now and really love it but I really hate the new featured/new release menu.
the pages do turn a bit quicker now but I had not really noticed it was slow as this is my first e-reader.
they should of giving you the option in the settings menu to remove the featured/new release bit.