Question [Q] PACROM Issues

Hello guys, I'm trying out the latest nightly 20140505 from PACROM based off KitKat 4.4 and having issues. It runs very slowly, locks up randomly, and the phone overheats very easily. Also, I'm pretty sure it changed the permissions on my external SD card during a nice 1 hour overheating session when the ROM locked up. I have GAPPS installed with just a few other apps. I haven't tweaked anything except changing the background process limit to 1. Is anyone else having similar issues? Should I use a 4.3 base release instead? I really want to run KitKat but so far it hasn't been going well. I'm also trying CyanFox, Mokee, and SlimKat but haven't ran them long enough to find any issues. Does anyone have a particular KitKat based ROM that is stable and quick?