First off let me note that I have a new OCD Sandforce Sata III SSD that I just put in and restored from TM toi get my old profile setup. This is a 15" i7 2.2ghz. If I double click a file, folder or drive on my desktop it takes about 5 secs for it to open and sometimes the beach ball shows up. If I right click and open it's instantaneous like I would expect...so I don't think the SSD is to blame since I've also run this same SSD in my iMac and the old MBP 13" it replaced. I've done some googling with little input since this issue is so specific...but highly annoying. I'm currently doing a permission repair to see if that assists.