Looking for advice on which is a better path to take, but the situation is a tiny bit confusing, so bear with me! A few weeks ago, my 2007 MBP bit the dust and broke down. Luckily, I made regular back ups using time machine, so I should have everything on my external hard drive. I bought a replacement MBP, a refurbished early 2011 15" model, but I bought it just before Lion came out so it's coming with Snow Leopard preinstalled. I want to install Lion on the computer and move over the files from my other computer, however, I also want to take this opportunity to "clean up" and get a fresh start. That makes me not want to restore absolutely everything on the new MBP and upgrade it to Lion afterward. So which option do you think would be better? 1) Use migration assistant with the time machine back up and move onto the new computer while it's still on Snow Leopard, and then upgrade to Lion. 2) Upgrade to Lion first, and then use migration assistant and move the files. I haven't used migration assistant before, so I also wanted input on whether or not it makes more sense to move all the apps and delete the ones I don't want, or don't migrate apps and instead just individually move them over from the backup drive (if that's possible without problems). Or if I should just reinstall most of them from scratch. Any other migration comments much appreciated!