Thanks for the tip -- I quit killing apps a long time ago, but I did have a Task Manager still installed. I uninstalled it and it seems like it's a little faster.
My number one thing is screen lag in returning to the home screen when running an app.
Are there any other tune-ups out there for the original Droid? I'm wanting a new phone bad (speed is king for me), but I'd really like to make it for one more push for a few months, to see these new phones coming.