Greetings to everyone, This is my first post, I have just joined and I hope for your help in this wonderful community. After hearing hype about macs for countless years, I finally decided to jump on a mac band-wagon. Since Im a student and limited on the budget I purchased Macbook pro 13 2010 model. My enjoyment is slowly turning into frustration, these are the issues Iam experiencing: 1. Tap to click on multitouch trackpad occasionally does not work. 2. I had my system froze upon quitting from safari, my dock and top panel were gone and there was nothing I could do. 3. Also get occasional system hiccups while typing in word or quitting applications, that last up to 5 seconds or more. 4. Upon updating to 10.6.4 I noticed a very big dive in performance, system loads much longer and overall system works slower than on 10.6.3 5. when I boot the system up rarely my top panel with apple icon is missing, I have to manually start any application for it to appear again. Is this normal or something is wrong with my system? can anyone give me some advice please. Thank you so much.