quicken 2014 - several issues

I've been using this for about 4 hours, and have the following problems:

- US Bank; it keeps asking me for the security question, I have provided it (correctly) 3 times. I did not have that issue in Quicken 2011
- Incredibly slow screen updates. Quicken has always been terribly slow, but this version is the worst I've ever seen, particularly the budget screen. I am runnign Windows 7, have 8GB of RAM a quad core i7 @ 2.66ghz and a dedicated nVidia graphics GPU with 512MB of RAM, so this computer is no slouch. It scores 6.9 on the Windows performance index
- All of my previously saved reports crash Quicken immediately. I have more then 20 reports I now need to set up
- You can access all accounts and information without the vault password, just by hitting cancel.
- During setup, it prompted me to cancel most of my recurring payments, and replace them with exactly the same amount. I assume this is a rounding issue as it recalculates payments
- Debt reduction screen does not allow you to set a target date, only a target amount
- Savings goals do not allow you to set a target amount monthly, only a target date (listing  those two together is amusing, don't you think?)
- Reassigning categories or payees is very slow. I updated 6 payees from AT&T MOBILITY to AT&T, and it took 10 minutes. In Quicken 2011, this would have taken 2 or 3 seconds

Not a great start, although I admit that buying software on day 1 is always going to be a risk, even if it did cost me $114 including tax.


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The majority of what you post will be resolved when you get the R2 patch update later today (9/25/13).

The refresh/repaint/redraw and performance issues will be different in 2014 from any prior version, as 2014 has been upgraded to .NET Framework 4. Prior versions were on .NET 2.

"You can access all accounts and information without the vault password, just by hitting cancel." There is no Cancel button on the Vault Password screen. I suspect you mean the File Password, which does have a Cancel button and does grant access to the file if Cancel is clicked. This is resolved in R2.
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