As a result of trying to get rid of the bluetooth music stuttering bug (no luck unfortunately), I already use the performance governor, with increased minimum frequency and a lower number of allowed background processes, plus an entropy feeder on top of those tweaks, but Swype still hangs horribly now and then. I may try clearing its cache, but I can imagine that if that works, it's only a temporary solution. I haven't tried moving it to system, so maybe I'll give that a try, though I'll probably have to do something about the pre-installed (and currently disabled) version of Swype first. I still appreciate all the advice though. Google's keyboard really is pretty good, though it's missing a couple of things from Swype that I still find myself missing.