First off, great template and great club with great support.
Now, when i run the siteshaper in Opera or FF everything is fine, although the frontpage could be a little bit more responsive. The same goes while just browsing Emma on your demo server.
But when i view the demo or the siteshaper on a local install on ie7 or ie8 performance is really not good. As is reported in another thread the menu dropdown stops functioning, but also the drop down panel goes really slow as does the news image transitions. When you browse to another page however, the menu works again and performance is good. So i think the dropdown module and the newsimage module are giving some performance problems in ie7/8.
When i just install the template on a current site of mine, everything is okidoki, but then again that is without using the dropdown and/or the newsimage module.
So all in all, my experience is that this awesome template isn't performing smooth on ie7/ie8 as can be observed on the demo server as well. My question is, could you please look into this.
On a sidenote, i'm all for an internet without ie, but well i dont see that happening any time soon