So I tried Second Life's new Project Sunshine viewer, which is intended to vastly improve avatar rendering speeds, and I have to say: It's pretty impressive. I tried it out in a couple Sunshine-enabled sims (full list here), and my avatar clarified almost instantaneously. Yes yes, I also crashed two times in the process, but hard to say whose fault that is. (What with me logging in from China, for one thing.) Alicia is even more impressed. How about you?