So I submitted a new GL patch last week- its not the final fix-all solution to the slow down problems but it will make things better in the meantime. And it will get GL back on the marketplace :P
Since then, I've started playing around with Avatars.. Yes thats right, another Avatar game coming to XBLIG! But I promise you this one will not be using those same four animations that everyone else has been sticking to ;) Anyway, I'm hoping for it to be a painless 2-3 month project. Fingers crossed!