While there are many performance problems we can solve over time we want to get those that work out there as quickly as possible. In the speedy issue there are more features we are hoping to add over time. The initial release is just one step to better performance.
A Pluggable System
If you would like to help please join the issue queues, create some patches, start some git branches with changes, write some documentation, or even just spread the word. JohnAlbin and arthurf already have.