Ok, I had to update to 10.8.x from 10.6.8. Didn't want to, because Snow Leopard was running just fine. But my apps needed the at least 10.7, and we all know 10.7.x was total crap. So now that I'm on 10.8.5, it's like going from a Porsche 911 turbo, to a moderately souped up Honda Civic...with some nice tires. Better than Lion, but definitely not as good as Snow Leopard. One of my biggest annoyances, is why can't the windows behave. I scroll down do near the bottom of a window to access those files, I move to another window, then back again. And just by clicking on the first window's pane, it automatically scrolls all the way to the top of the list. Forcing me to have to scroll back down. Or if I have a file selected in a window, and I scroll down to grab a file at the bottom, it automatically scrolls itself to the highlighted file. What gives? Now I can see this being sort of useful. But not for me, anyway of turning this crap feature off? And yes, I've tried booting in safe mode. Moderately better, but not a whole lot. And by that, I mean I still get pretty annoyed with the lags and scrolling garbage. And it takes almost twice as long to reboot than 10.6.8. I won't even start with the laginess since updating. Hence Porsche (10.6.8) vs Honda (10.8.5). And I'm not about to switch to Mavericks. From what I hear, it's even worse with older systems. Apple is truly following the iDevices lead. For each update of the OS, the older system gets buggy and laggy. Forcing you to...that's right, by a whole new system. WTF Apple.