Portal is very slow loading pricing for machines
Whenever you select the Pricing Tier of VM to create, it seems to take about 10 seconds for the pricing information to load. I don't see any reason why it should take this long. Yes, its probably some sort of Ajax call that passes in the region, but this should return immediately. No reason for it to be this slow
Apologize for the bad performance you are seeing when loading the VM create. We are working on performance improvement in this area.
Vikram (Azure Billing)