Ive seen some threads about 'random' beach balling and ive had my mbp 15" for 3-4 months but i only in the last week ive noticed obvious 5-10 second gaps when the OS just beach balls. And its happening more frequently - maybe 5+ times today. When it comes back it all seems fine. When it happens I can see the istats menu's cpu monitor drop to zero and nothing works until it comes back - although radio streaming continues. Usually notice it with Safari and today watching a Quicktime video. Has there been a resolution to this problem? Is there a way to log this fault to apple? I dont feel ive changed or installed anything that i can think of that would be linked to this issue..... strange. Anyone?