I've narrowed down the issue. If you have uncommited compressed / min files sourcetree bogs down so much. It just spins and spins. It took me about 10 minutes today to commit two files. THAT'S HORRIBLE! I believe it's an issue with whatever diff tool Sourcetree is using. Please fix this, I can't do anything with Sourcetree now.
The problem is that Git is resource intensive when dealing with diffs like that and also takes a long time to respond. The Git process maxes out causing some general slowness.
The diff SourceTree uses is Git. We call Git and get diff output from it.
I had this issue, and my solution was to mark the relevant file types as binary in the attributes file:
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