Since I post a bit often I have cut back down the number of entries to four days worth on the main page again. The page itself seems to be loading a bit faster now that I have changed everything over. Still not using FastCGI though. After that last attempt I am very wary of changing anything like that. Maybe I will mess with it a bit next week.
I am also running the beta 4 version of Movabletype 4 now, oh by the way. I really like what they are doing with Movabletype although a lot of the newer features are stuff that I just will never use, or at least it seems so right now.