We have several threads on the site that have a LOT of pages!!! Clicking through all of them and waiting for them to load is a PAIN!!!
So..... here is a suggestion to your woes:
Turn 4 pages into 1!
GOTO "User CP"
GOTO "Edit Options"
Scroll down to "Thread Display Options"
Under "Number of Posts to Show Per Page" change it to "Show 40 Posts per Page"