Today, I was pretty astounded by the speed of one small shareware program, Macpublisher. It simply was SOOO much snappier and easier to use than MS Office! Now I know what an OS X app CAN feel like. MS Office just seems bloatware. IT is WAAAY too slow to load, and it handles text, and graphics real badly. It takes 4 seconds for the freakin FONT menu to appear! Mac OS X has plenty of power, and speed. It really seems to be the apps that are the problem With all the people complaining about speed, is it really 'speed', or just that snappy quality of OS 9 we miss? To me, Mac OS X is almost perfect with 10.2 interface wise. Speed wise, I want a definite boost in these apps mainly! iMovie3- SLOOOW Word X- slooow, why is excel and powerpoint SOO much faster? AddressBook- needs more features, better print-outs, and speed Mail- speed. Thank god some of these may be fixed w/panther.