Don't know about the surface but it liiked painfully slow when i was watching Malisse vs Nieminen!
Nemo said afterwards it was really fast :-)
Not mocking you btw, it's really difficult to tell court speed off TV, especially with the camera angle they have on centre court (court1 is better). This is also one of the stranger surfaces going, and the balls make everything but big hits look snail pace.
Just was told about this elsewhere:
They increased the speed for this year, from 38 to 45 (bang on medium, to outright fast). They did say they'd do that for last year's event, but seems it got delayed.