I'm using this latest build to post this message. I did not install Gapps and I slimmed down the total memory usage of the system apps considerably. It seems to average about 50-60 MB of free RAM. I do like the imp!ementation of the easy volume control tile
After those measures, the performance is pretty good, snappy almost. I'm going to try to tweak it some more if possible.
Thanks for your hard work, it's always exciting to see new ROM releases for this device