I upgraded to RW 7 today and loaded an existing RW6 project to see how things went. Everything worked fine and I tried setting up a local export folder, to which I published the site. Impressive. However, I then published the site (all files) on FTP leaving the publishing connections speed set to the default: 1 - Slowest. I cancelled the publishing after a short time as at the rate it was progressing it would have taken an eternity to complete. I reset the connections speed to 4 - Fast, and left it to do its stuff. I didn’t time it, but it took ages, probably over 15 minutes (for around 5.5k files), compared to two or three minutes at most on RW6. Is this normal? I’ve yet to try the Fast As Hell option!
Update: Added one post to a blog page on the site and republished with connections speed set to 6 - Fast As Hell. RW7 republished all files (actually 5,356) and took 39 minutes. Publishing characterised by rapid bursts of files being published interspersed with periods when nothing appeared to be happening. I can’t live with nearly 40 minutes to update a site after changing only one blog post. Back to RW6 unless I can resolve this.