This issue is specifically with the "Write" tab of WP admin (I'm using 2.0.9). When I go into this tab to write or edit, I can type a couple of letters but within seconds the browser freezes up, and (Mac user) I watch the "spinning beach ball" for five minutes.
I've noticed that the page doesn't draw completely - it stalls right before the PodPress plugin and Live Preview areas should appear. After the five minute wait all is well, and the whole tab appears. I've tried disabling both PodPress and the preview, but the lockup happens anyway.
Yes, I have seen other posts about similar issues, but none seemed to apply here. I've read every word on this subject and tried every solution (I think) from checking DNS resolution, killing all "ping" services, disabling plugins, disabling live preview, optimizing my MySQL database., using alternate browsers...
Any ideas would be appreciated!