The first thing I did was follow the instructions to reduce system logging from this page here.
I also followed the instructions on the above link to install Preware and installed the following patches: Hide Voicemail Button, Muffle System Logging, Remove Dropped Packet Logging, Remove Tap Ripple and Unthrottle Download Manager. Note for amateurs (like me), when you go to install Preware don't put the device into USB storage device mode, just click cancel when that option comes up. If you do the program to install Preware just hangs forever. It shouldn't take more than 1-2 mins to install.
I am probably going to look at overclocking to 1.5ghz next, so far the above mods have noticeably increased speed but from reading it seems that putting the CPU speed to 1.5ghz is a pretty good move. I don't have much experience with any other tablets but so far it seems to run at a pretty similar speed to my iphone.
My only problem so far is setting up accounts on the Facebook app. It seems as though you have to save both the user account login and password to create an account. That is pretty lapse for security if that is the only option. Am I doing something wrong?
Also I made sure I set my account as a US one. So I could get the paid for apps. I am not sure if I want to buy any at this stage though with rumours of an Android port very prevalent on other sites. I guess it could be a few months till we get one though. At this stage the only program that would be worth buying is Kalemsoft Media Player. Seems to play avi's and mkv's pretty well. $6 for the full version which also supports streaming over wifi. Yeah I'm probably being tight!