Re: bbpress slow?
bbPress 0.9 can still be fastest if setup correctly.
I assure you I have more plugins running at once than virtually anyone.
Average: 0.50s. Median: 0.41s. StdDev: 0.50s. From 10 calls.
Average: 0.73s. Median: 0.43s. StdDev: 0.73s. From 10 calls.
And that webwait site is a very poor way of benchmarking things.
Your distance to each site also affects the load time
(especially since you are far overseas to continental USA).