Survey says? Smooth as glass. No problems apart from acceptable and expected spikes of lag, few and far between. Connection after log off running with same speed as prior to game, no rebooting or adjusting necessary.
So, let' s review the data so far:
- Game alone = no issues
- Game + Skype = no issues
- Game + Vent = connection issues
- Game + Skype + Vent = connection issues
So, need to run one more test of Game + Vent, as I want to confirm that it wasn't just coincidence and a problem was fixed just as I started testing. Who knows, maybe that's exactly what happened. Still, as it stands, the data is pointing firmly at the problem being Ventrilo related in one form or another.