Overall performance poor
The program takes 3-4 minutes trying to launch, then quits, generating an unexpected error report. It does this 2 times again before it will open the 3rd time. Making it nearly 12 minutes before it is actually usable.
Fonts: when a text box or text is clicked or selected, without exception, there is a long delay and spinning ball prior to being able to do anything with the text. Suitcase Fuision 19.1.1 is the font management program and they claim the problem is with Adobe.
Paste in place: sporadically the "paste in place", doesn't work properly–both through key command and pull down menu. It pastes wherever it feels like, even after restarting sometimes, (which creates the delay again opening).
Linking: often it will not automatically check folders for links, despite this feature being checked and relink to last location selected in preferences. Manual linking must be done. In books, this costs dearly in time lost.
These may seem like small inconveniences, but when you are hammering through dozens of files a day this is incredibly time consuming and a huge waste of my time. Which is my billable time.
It isn't the system or hardware; with the latest and greatest Mac, with a solid state drive and plenty of room to manoeuvre, it plows through massive AE files and can handle Maya files. There is something wrong that ID is requiring so much CPU to handle what it used to do in a snap. If that's what the issue is. I haven't a clue why it's performing so badly wit this last iteration.
Melissa Michaels commented
Having the same issues since updating to the latest version of InDesign (14.0/14.0.1). Every time I start InDesign, I get the spinning beach ball for an excruciatingly long time. I tab away to accomplish other tasks and then check back later to see if it's usable. Similarly, when I load the Text panel for the first time, I get the same beach ball. I'm guessing this has something to do with Typekit syncing. I never had these performance problems on previous versions of InDesign, and this is incredibly inconvenient when I am slamming on urgent deadlines with not a minute to spare. I am on the 2017 iMac Pro w/ High Sierra (10.13.4). And yes, I know updating the OS may resolve the problem, but from what I've read on this forum, people with Mojave are experiencing freezing and similar if not worse problems.