It used to be for me also. Then View NX started acting up and now NX2. Both have had the latest updates and have been reloaded several times to see if that would fix it. I have a very fast computer running Windows 7 Ultimate and all other software runs perfect included CS5 and LR4. It just started doing this a few months ago and now it's not even usable. I used to be like you and now I'm one of them. I wouldn't care if it was $50 but anything priced like NX2 should run. I'll try to reload it again but that's it.