Hi, I recently upgraded to Aperture 3. In my opinion, it reeks of a product that is still in beta --- one that has been released several months too early. This is especially true of all the new brushes, which cause either excessive slowdowns, or aperture to crash. For example, I just spent 30 minutes waiting for Aperture to stop beach-balling after applying the selective black & white brush to a photo. Yesterday, Aperture crashed seven or eight times while trying to use the clone feature. In my opinion, these sort of crashes are unacceptable for a product that has been released and I'm very surprised to see this sort of issue from an Apple product. There are other weird quirks too; every in one 100 times I use the retouch brush, aperture "zooms in" on a portion of the photo automatically. The preview in the bottom pane, however, remains unchanged. I'm running Aperture 3.0.1 and have the prokit update. I've seen rumblings about these issues on other forums, but wanted to bring it up explicitly here. Has anyone else run into these issues? Are these legitimate bugs, or is my laptop just not capable of using the brushes features---is it too old? I'm running a early 2008 macbook pro (2.4 GhZ/4GB of RAM).