well after "acquiring" iphoto, i thought i would let everyone in on how this new version handles. first, please note that i will NOT send the new version to you 1. First message tells me about not needing drivers and some other crap. 2. iPhoto needs to update the photo library. Is this okay?... well i suppose it is... problem is, i have over 3000 photos. i estimate that updating took somewhere around an hour and a half. i hope everyone has patience! 3. initial impression: aside from the agony of waiting for my photos to get loaded, the interface is SNAPPY! film rolls collapse and expand in nanoseconds. renaming photos takes about half a second as opposed to 4. full size view takes about half the amount of time it took before. the spacing between the film rolls is a little too much for my taste. i wish they were closer together. 4. there is now a new preference in the appearances that allows you to use an outline instead of drop shadow.