Kindle HD, SILK browser problems

Does anyone else have problems with the SILK browser?

My experience is that it constantly crashes within minutes of opening it.

Kindle works well if all you want to do is consume Amazon products, but forget it for any Internet browsing

it crashes and doesn't display many videos and slide shows that are common all over the internet.

My experience is that the Kindle is seriously weakened by SILK, Amazon needs to ditch it and

get a real internet browser that actually works. I sat side by side with a friends iPad and he had none of

the problems I was experiencing accessing the same internet address and using the same WIFI

connection.

Anyone else going through this too?