Stars recently changed their policy on "fast" and "normal" tables. Or rather they are trialing it:
Originally Posted by PokerStars Baard
A bit off-topic, but:
We are planning to move away from the current system of ’Fast’ and ’Normal’ speed tables, and instead have only one table type in the Ring Game Lobby. This table type will be unlabeled, and the speed will vary based on the game, structure, stakes and how deep the buy-ins are.
Before going forward with this, we would like to hear your opinions on this suggested change in general and also on the specific speed we are suggesting for your particular game.
For Limit Hold'em, we present the following proposal :
Players will still be able to use their time banks as before.
I will review this thread again in about 24 hours and then take your feedback to our team in order to make a final decision.
A change like this would be great for hands per hour for LHE guys I'm sure (saw the aforementioned posted in HSLHE forum)