I talked with an EBSCO representative in the Exhibit Hall. She reports that Visual Search will be new and improved in January. Grokker has had "performance issues -- OK, it is slow!" she admitted in a moment of candor.
The new Visual Search will be faster. Hurray! Visual Search has been the one bright light of EBSCO database instruction as I work with high school students because the regular search interface is very unappealing to them. It needs the database equivalent of an HGTV remodeling! (Why, yes, I did happen to mention this to the rep.)