please report such things with info on how big the projects are and if there some specific files that seem to take extra long!
with respect to validation enable/disable then look in the preferences for Seam Validator - here you can enable/disable specific kinds of validation but if you want it fully disable them just look under Validation where you can enable/disable the Seam validator totally if needed.
By disable, do you mean "ignore"? I seem to have been able to turn off the validation by changing all of the validation elements for Seam to "ignore".
I'll look into the second method which would be to totally disable the validation - though I really do like the concept.
Are you guys getting tired of me yet? :)
i'll never get tired of relevant feedback ,)