It's not a big deal, I can learn to live with it, but my Macbook Pro (newest generation midrange MBP) seems to startup a lot slower then it used to. When I first bought it, it was straight to business. Hit the power button, watch the apple icon with the loading wheel? underneath, instantly boot into the OS. Now its: Hit the power button, watch the apple icon w/ wheel, sit at blue screen w/ mouse icon for 5-10 seconds. As I said, I'm not really complaining, just asking if that's a known problem, and if it has a solution. Thanks for any replies!