^ Says it all right there. I just have to vent, as I'm sure many have already. I just decided to tought it out the past few months and thought maybe the problems would go away, but they haven't and actually got worse... Apple's game is NOT tight. You'd think they could coordi-****ing-nate better with developers ESPECIALLY with developers who create flagship applications to get optimized version done on time. There's good chance it's just my MBP CD 2.16 GHz (w/2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM), but I'm betting I'm not alone. When my performance and work rests upon the LACK of speed and performance of a computer touted and marketed and as being SOOO awesome, it's a big let down when you actually use the thing for serious work. I'm sure it's better for certain types of work than others, but HELL it's all those 'others' that Apple's success has stemmed from. Adobe Creative Suite is so $h!t. Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2, are pathetic in my experience anyway. Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS on my old PowerBook G4 1.2 GHz performed way better and were much more stable. QuarkXpress is still a pathetic excuse for a sickly dog and was also better before Intel came along. My old G4 ate massive hi-res files for breakfast but my Intel Mac chugs and thinks about it at often and random times. When you need speed and stability expect lots of spinning beach balls and "<Application name> has expected quit" (gotta love that one) messages with these apps. Worst of all? We'll have to pay for upgrades and fixes to these applications almost always. But hey, maybe it's just me. ***** brutal P.S. - Maybe I just need the new DiskWarrior to set my Intel Mac's a$$ straight. When's that due out?