Well recently, my MBP has been really underperforming. Things take longer on my Macbook, then on my 10yr old machine with 512mb of ram and openbox. Also, firefox, has been going extremely slow, and crashing. I'm not using beta, and I have opened it in safe mode, and it still crashes. I know there must be something wrong. Both my brother and some of his friends with macs have also been experiencing stuff slowing down. So the first thing, I though it might be is that there is an update, or something like that. So I updated, but no go. It's still slow. And just the other day, I got to see this for the first time. just wonderful. Here are my specs. Although I would rather not, I am considering backing up my entire hard drive and doing a clean install of snow leapord. Is this a good idea? And here is the activity monitor. I don't have a lot of experience troubleshooting leapord so I don't know if anything is out of place here. So what are your thoughts? All these problems aren't helping the buyers remorse I had when I bought this mac.