So, I have looked through all the posts here, I wasn't able to find something similar to what I'm going to ask. I've got an iMac with file vault turned on. I also have auto-login disabled, therefore I am given a login window before I can get to my desktop. So here's what I am getting at. Normally you see the apple logo/spinning gear, blue screen, then login window. I noticed that in Lion the Apple logo appears, then the login window, followed by the spinning gear. Afterwards, it progresses to blue screen and finally onto the desktop. Anyone else see similar behavior?