I got to thinking after reading an article on the top 10 OSX gripes of what my own idea of what would top a BEST/WORST list. I am in a position of some responsibility, and sometimes it comes with the requirement of getting my hands on documents quickly. Thank GOD for Spotlight. I have over 125,000 files in my docs folder alone, and more on the various tech servers. I used to search endlessly for info I needed, some of it pretty old. With Spotlight that task is simply GONE. I don't know how many hours I have saved, but I know it's substantial. And searching e-mail is a bonus. I'll bet I have tens of thousands saved/sent messages in Mail. THANKS APPLE! As for the WORST... it HAS to be the way OSX handles auto-mounting of servers. God forbit it's offline... the boot time can last a LONG time. I have 31 servers, so it get's a bit hairy sometimes. Though I mostly use Open Directory, there are some staff that I like the AM feature set up for ease of use. But due to the issue, I use it sparingly. I like the way XP handles this... giving you a message immediately that it isn't available, and moving on with the start up. So what is YOUR alpha/omega?