I'm pretty excited about my newly updated 3.5 wordpress. I also spent a lot of time focusing on adding plugins such as W3TC and Minify, along with a CDN. Now my site loads in 2.98-3.5 seconds (from 6.5 secs!) and I'm able to still use a lot of images on my Shakeology website.
Great improvements with WordPress 3.5 and the great supportive plugins. Let me know what you think over at my Shakeology site!