I upgraded to WordPress 2.7 now, and the best things of all is Gears.
After you upgrade (just copy the files over the old ones, making sure you don’t overwrite any modified files, usualy good thing to backup, access /wp-admin/upgrade.php to complete upgrading), on top right corner you will see a link called Gears.
Download and install Gears, than come back to the Gears link on top right and enable. Your blog admin will work super fast.
Attention! Make sure you enable gears just if you are using it on your home computer/laptop (NOT on PUBLIC COMPUTER).