It seems that the Verge homepage keeps getting heavier and heavier for any browser to handle. Scrolling is laggy, and overall load time of the site is always slow. I know that the layout and graphics are great, but at the same time, the lag contributes negatively to the user experience.
You guys have a great layout, but please do some page performance benchmarking. Other sites such as Archtechnica, have rolled out similar layouts but with much better performance. This means that it isn't just a matter of missing horsepower in the computer or the browser for that matter.
The faster and easier the user can get around the site without huge page reload times, the more content is accessed.
Otherwise, I love this site. Keep up the great work guys!