This past week I've been experiencing excessive lag in the workshop. Notably rubber-banding as I walk from the Delivery Box to the Workbench on all my characters. Every day, every hour over a 20 hour period. Each character is active for about 3 min to empty box and requeue the stopped artisan (waiting for the 'press F' prompt often takes longer that the actual 'work' done by the character).
I realize that there is a maintenance event scheduled for Sept 24-26 where I am hoping performance issues will be addressed at the infrastructure level.
My concern/caution also is the upcoming Liars event where the PE instance will not only be full of players looking for pumpkins, but will also have more eye-candy in the environment all of which adds to server load. The workshop seems to be an extension of the PE instance load, so (at least last year) that should make things worse in the workshop.
I'm hoping for a reassurance that planners have anticipated these issues and are indeed upgrading infrastructure to accommodate the expected load.