So yesterday i downloaded and installed Steam to do some tests on moving the games off it onto my offline PC (for when The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd comes out) and I brought Original War and Commandos (the Bundle which has the first 4 proper games).
One thing I noticed was that Steam was slow as hell, not the internet speed (as Original War being ~1.3GB took 20 minutes to download) but the Steam Client itself. If I hovered over a menu option it would take 5-10 seconds before it would highlight and about that long to do what it would do after I click. Likewise when going into a text box to type in my username and password where I have to wait a few seconds for 8 characters to appear. When I try moving the window I click and drag the title bar but it doesn't follow and it can take more than 10s for the window to catch up to the cursor.
As I said this isn't an internet connection problem as at the same time I was on the internet (looking up where the Steam Games get downloaded to) and also about 20 minutes to download over 1GB is a new record for my laptop regarding something that isn't a torrent. I also know my laptop wasn't slow itself because Chrome and Explore was working just fine.
My laptop was a Windows 8 Laptop which got force upgraded to 10 but even then the Steam Client shouldn't be doing this; it's worse than how Minecraft plays on my laptop (which is quite poor – there is lag even on low settings) yet the Minecraft Launcher works just fine.
So why is my Steam Client acting so slow?