I did some tests today on ePortal to determine where the performance suckage goes to. I created an empty page (0 bytes) a static page (saved a dynamic page to disk and loaded it back up), a static page that only initialized Click (which is where the permissions are stored) and a fully dynamic page, and compared them.
The empty page took about .25 seconds to load, the static .28, the page with Click takes .75 seconds, and the dynamic page takes .99.
That's right! Click takes a whole .5 seconds to JUST START UP, tripling the time it takes to serve a page. Building the dynamic page takes another .25 seconds.
On the Evil Roommate Chris Stout front, he took two of my plates, and didn't return them washed to the dishrack from which he got them.