I also have /home partition separate; so when I installed Mint 14, it took over user data from Mint 13. Perhaps including data from Nautilus that might now have interfered with Nemo?
So I uninstalled Nemo and removed configuration files (supposedly) by doing
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sudo apt-get --purge remove nemo
...then used Thunar to delete hidden folders:
...and just for good measure, via Synaptic completely removed libnemo-extension1 and nemo-data.
Those two I had to mark for installation again before I was allowed, still from Synaptic, to mark Nemo for installation. (I guess removing libnemo-extension1 and nemo-data was pointless.) Also (re)installed nemo-dropbox.
The result? I do think Nemo is faster now than it was before. It's still not lightning-fast, though; takes a bit over 20 seconds to load a folder (as in: switch to that folder while Nemo is already running) that contains 440 image files that amount to a bit under 100 MB; and that's in list view and after I having had the folder open several times already (meaning the little thumbs should be cached). Given that I'm running Mint 14 Cinnamon on a machine with a relatively pedestrian 1.83GHz processor with 2 GB DDR Ram, that's perhaps all I can expect; it's something that I can live with. (Thunar is much faster, of course; but I do miss search capabilities.)
(I also have Mint 14 installed on a computer with 4 or 6 GB Ram and a faster processor (don't remember right now; the computer's at work), and there Nemo is quite fast -- on a fresh install, with no Mint 13 or anything relevant previously installed.)
One thing I might still try out. Even after deleting the Nautilus- and Nemo-folders in .config, Nemo (after being re-installed) still remembered my bookmarks, and loaded the files in an order it knew from before (= not strictly alphabetically; a bunch of files would load faster or earlier). I vaguely remember that Cinnamon somewhere stores user info it would use for any file manager, such as bookmarks. I wonder whether it would be worth a try locating where that info is stored, and erasing it as well.