The servers are slow at times, the databases just can't keep up with the page requests. I don't think there's anything they can really do about that though. That's up to their parent company to address. :( Probably has something to do with running PHP though. PHP is the worst XD
2) I don't know what the definition of a large game is (x.x I should... even been meaning to run a game here at some point, but I have to co-mod first, shout-out to anyone who wants to bring me on for a "test drive") but personally, large games tend to be really swingy, unbalanced, multi-ball setups, and it's just really eh. Like Benr's game right now, 4 scum teams. Eeech.
2) This is a good solution. Props.