Does anybody at Adobe even read this board? There are a load of issues with Elements 14 organizer being slow and I have a very high-end mac with plenty of resources. Elements 14 organizer is useless for me right now.
My key to improving the performance, was to let it run all day and night without shutting down. I let the display go to sleep, but the computer kept crunching. Also, I manually named and grouped as many people as possible and deleted the non people pictures. It took a while, but performance eventually improved quite nicely.
I'm still not sure about the value of places on the map, but everything else seems to be working much better.