Holy crap RAD Studio is fast, even though I'm running it through a virtualized OS. Now I just need to buy more ram so I can stop using virtual memory so much. I guess OSX + Firefox + Parallels + Windows XP will eat up 2GB =P.
So I can mark up one win for RAD Studio, it definitely executes faster than Visual Studio.
See... my experiences with Delphi and RAD Studio aren't all bad.