Finder is the most basic and fundamental expression of the GUI concept Apple pioneered so long ago. The idea that you can organize your files visually and intuitively know where to find them is central to using any OS. This makes how bad OS X's finder is so shocking. You can't organize your folders the way you want them, you can only choose one level of organisation: kind, size label etc. After that everything defaults to alphabetical. This doesn't sound like much, but it becomes incredibly fustrating when I want all my folders at the top of the window (obviously) but in an order of priority that isn't based on the first letter of the folder. I end up with a mess of folders that I need to drag and drop manually to make any sense of. This wouldn't be so bad if I only had to do so once, but oh no. Finder has the other amazing ability of not allowing you to maintain your own formatting regime. Daft horizontal scroll bars appear if you drag a file a teensy bit too far to the right, instead of intuitively placing the file at say, the bottom of the folder, or better just shift the files beside the one your dragging out of the way like in the dock. The resulting mess is usually one file hiding way to the left or right of the rest of the folder pointlessly, and if you try to restore order using the 'clean up' function it makes things 1000 times worse, and forces you to spend another ten minutes just to get things back to the less broken way they were before. I could go on, but suffice to say the finder drives me NUTS. This kind of basic basic basic file & folder management is done better in Windows XP, what the hell is Apple waiting for, PLEEEASE fix it in tiger before leopard. These are after all basically bugs that have existed for years, all the fancy spotlight stuff and wonderful colour coding of folders is worth nothing without proper object management.