Where is my fast Mac App Store?

One of the most annoying things to experience as a Mac user is infuriatingly slow Mac App Store. Is this a problem that's unique to my experience, or do you agree that the Mac App Store has some significant problems?

I personally believe the Mac App Store could (be):

  • Faster
  • Snappier
  • More attractive
  • Integrate horizontal scrolling for screenshots
  • Improve navigation

And yes, these are all on my Mac OS X 10.9 wish-list.