All of a sudden this week, I am unable to open Pages on my Macbook Pro (roughly 3 years old) that is running Lion (which may be the problem right there). Basically, it won't open and you get the 'spinning beach ball of death' for a very long time and then it will crash. I've gotten a crash notice report saying something along the lines of "crashed while trying to recover/reopen lost session" (unfortunately I didn't think to write down the exact wording and it hasn't happened since). Keynote is running very slow and erratically, but that seems to be a problem that many are having thanks to the autosave feature that was added to Lion. This has been a 'degrading' issue versus a 'problem from the start' in that Pages worked all right at the start but has been working less and less well over time, until now it has stopped working all together. I've reinstalled it multiple times from the DVD. I've even re-purchased it from the App store in the off-chance that it would solve the problem - and it seemed to for two whole days. I've repaired permissions, I've run Lion Cache Cleaner and done a deep clean on any stray fragments that might be on my computer. Nothing new has been installed in a long time, so it's not a conflict with a new piece of software. I'm thinking I need to downgrade back to Snow Leopard, but if anybody has other suggestions...or has experienced the same or similar problems, I'd love to hear options.