Whole bunch of issues with Lion, wondering how common they are. -Moving items between folders Moving one small 20kb file can take ten seconds. You drag and drop, wait a few seconds, the "moving 1 file progress bar shows up, wait a few more seconds, the windows all shuffle about, it finally moves and the windows all move back to their place. I just tried trashing a couple of files, then a couple more (all tiny .htm files) and I've been left with this for the last minute and a half. Gave up and relaunched finder to get rid of it. -Opening an image in Preview What the hell have they done to this program in Lion? In SL Preview was instant. If it hasn't been opened recently it can easily take 10 seconds to open. I have "save opened windows" or whatever it's called turned off, so it's not attempting to open anything that was open when it closed last time. -Finder taking ages to show thumbnails Opening a folder or scrolling through will always spend far too long displaying these grey boxes before showing the actual thumbnail. What gives? This never happened in SL. -Songs in iTunes sometimes skip. Occasionally a song in iTunes will cut out for a fraction of a second every so often. It's nothing to do with the file, you can go back and play it again and it's fine. It's just like the harddrive can't read the file fast enough. It's just a normal MP3. For troubleshooting: I have the latest high end 15" MBP. 7200rpm hard drive with plenty of free space. 8GB RAM. Verified and repaired disk and disk permissions. Reset the PRAM. Reindexed the entire HDD in Spotlight. This is what Disk Utility turned out for my hard drive. Not sure how to read it so I can't tell if it's the hard drive at fault or not. I'm stuck. I don't know what else to do. I've searched around following the advice other people have been given when relevant, but none of it's helped. Added to the fact I have the creaky base, and that my CPU reaches 99ºC with almost no provocation, and a dodgy screen. I'm not impressed at all with this machine. Hopefully one of you can help. Cheers.