That said, a lot depends on what software you're using. Are you syncing outlook-to-outlook? I have no experience with that; I use MyLifeOrganized and its PPC version. That was, indeed, painfully slow for a while; I know their last major release replaced ActiveSync with their own syncing software, and it's said to improve things greatly. (I lost my iPAQ around that time, so I haven't had a chance to try it yet.) I imagine that other programs may have similar alternatives.