Yesterday morning I posted on how Webmasters were dropping the Google Plus One button because it was slowing down their site.
Well, that worry may have been reduced because Google announced they have speed up those buttons to be three times as fast. Yes, 3X the speed! Even better, you do not need to change the code on your site to see the speed increase - it is automatic.
If three times as fast is not fast enough for you, you can switch the code to the asynchronous code version. To get the new code, just go over here and make sure the asynchronous option is checked off in the advanced options.
Are you willing to now add the button back, now that it is faster?