Over the past few days I've spent hours and hours fixing the FPS drop for lower end pc's/laptops.
It seems that I was able to narrow down the fps on a low end $300 wal-mart laptop from 7-10 fps, to about 20-23 fps area. which is great! The time spent on doing this wasn't in vain and I can continue with the development finally, as that is a number I find exceptional.
It was a victory in my opinion, now I can continue development and tend to other issues along the way.