This is just a message to the group.
In 2019 and 2020, I was tearing my hair out with GS. It had become so slow that it was practically unusable and I was even thinking of dropping GS. I hated the beachball and I am sure that the occasional crashes I had were compounding the issue.
The GS team could not solve my DB issues, although the Orders section was suspected. I took the plunge and created a new database from my Ebay listings. It took two attempts, quite a few pitfalls and months of work to get my DB of 30,000 working again to a point where I can actually trust it.
Now I am as happy as a “pig in shit”. (please excuse my Australian). I rarely see the ‘beachball;’ and if I do it is for a few seconds only. Search and uploads are lightning quick. I have even turned on auto-update and it runs in the background without being noticeable. GS8 life seems to have returned to normal and I would like to thank the GS team for putting up with my whinges for so long.
They probably wondered what I was going on about - but trust me. It was real.
If anyone decides to go down this track, contact me and I may be able to help.
PS. I noticed a few anomalies on the journey but I will post them as separate posts.