I bought an 08 a few weeks ago. I think top is slow, but hydraulic fluid full and the convertible top guy I took it to (who said he had never worked on a hard top) said its just slow because its heavier than rag tops. Said it looked good and if it aint broke don't fix it...but I am curious...how long is it supposed to take to raise top?
Yes, the top is pretty heavy, and to get all that mass in motion it takes a bit. It is pretty rigid though.
Don't lose sleep on it, but best practice us to operate on level surfaces.