New CG-PowerPack 1.0b12 is being uploaded right now. Fixes the 'single RSS entry' problem, AGAIN, and doesn't break normal feeds. Phun.
Results should be returned in seconds. I've had pauses of maybe 10-12s on busy days. If it runs really long, something bad is going on.
I wouldn't want to make the timeouts longer, as Amazon should be returning results quickly -- if they can't, the server is already overloaded or down. In fact, it shouldn't wait 30s... I should pop out in 10-15 probably on average case.
I usual use, the system is 're-looking-up' data for an already existing cached item. So if it fails, it can look again next pageload. Rather have it fail quickly. ;)
In the future, I'm going to add a cron-ready command that can be run 'offline' to batch update your table, your wishlist, whatever, so that people don't randomly hit reload-waits...
apakuni - I love all the help/feedback, but I'm really not looking to confuse users by having more places/versions of the code to download... It's bad enough that I MYSELF have two versions (the powerpack and the individual archives), and that's confusing people greatly already!
Give me a few days to look at your tweaks, figure out what/how to integrate. Again, appreciate people who are giving more feedback on things to make the CG stuff better for everyone! ;)
And let me know if you're still having problems with timeouts, what time of day, what searches, etc.