Well, I had hoped that this would get better in Pangolin, but it's worse. Much worse.

I don't have indicator-multiload, but I just went into apt-get and removed several of the indicators I do have. We'll see if I got the one that was causing the problem, if it was an indicator that's doing it.

The ones I still have are: appmenu datetime application session

I like having the calendar instantly available. I'm not sure if the others do anything that I care about.

The ones I removed were sound power messages printers telepathy