Ok well, generally it's obviously not bad but still, 4 months ago when switching from a C2D 1.8 Ghz 2GB RAM Windows laptop to MBP, I expected that everything should be real fast and smooth on OS-X with decent specifications that the MBP I bought offers (refer to my siggy for the specs). However, I'm quite annoyed with the following: 1. Esp. after switching it on when it was shut down - when the desktop loads the disk tends to keep "grinding" for a while (but in some sort of intervals, not continually). Opening Firefox will take 20 (!) secs to finally load and open the homepage!! (while Safari takes like 3-4 secs MOST) 2. Applies to no. 1 again - except it's when opening Finder and Apps, at times it will take 2-3 secs to display those 57 apps I have. Why? I would expect it to load RIGHT AWAY. 3. Flash along with some other Firefox features having issues, frequently resulting in beach ball - all in all seems slower slower than in Windows. Is it just me or is anyone else annoyed with these? It feels as though everything on Mac revolved around the speed of the HD, while on Windows it was more about how much RAM you have, that's why I get the feeling that I haven't really benefited much in terms of speed when switching to Mac?