Well after 3+ years of trying, I finally hit some REAL lag. CCP is kind enough to even have the client tell you that no, it's not you, it's the 1000+ other pilots. It also serves a purpose by providing a link to the communications monitor. Very nice. Unlike the whines of "fix the lag". I'm more cognoscente of the issues involved and realize that until they can split their physics engine up between multiple processors, the odds of lag above 1300 players disappearing are slim.
Last night I went around and did the "pick up the datacores" routine. I really do need to get 2 more agents (aka get that skill to 5 one day). Was a nice injection of cash. Kind of offset the recent sprint of expensive skills I've acquired.
Apart from that I'm going to have to decide soon what I am going to do corp wise - stay in high sec and check out the Sancha thing or start making some investigations as to a potential corp in 0.0. With a big alliance. We'll see.