I'm wondering what the production cycle is like for Aperture. Isn't Aperture 3.1 due for release any time soon? Does Apple ever release Aperture betas for testing and if so, any indication as to when we can expect a new point update to hit? Aperture 3 has some serious issues with memory hogging. A top of the line MacBookPro with 4GB has trouble running it with a library of 40,000 photos (in different projects, folder separated). I've tried all the tips in the book and I'm currently running Aperture with Faces off. The application just isn't responsive.