After using it for several more months, trying different java packs, its not as slow but its def using a lot of memory.
I have a new system: quad core, 32gb ram, etc... and I installed it just to use there. That is the only app I use. Over a four day time it can use upwards of 1gb of ram itself. On my normal system its using about 500 to 700mb of ram.
Just ongoing notes.