So here I was, importing one single album into iTunes. Not so big a task, especially for my 2.33 gHZ core 2 duo Macbook Pro. But what do you know? iTunes hangs. 30 minutes later, the system kernal panics. I restart my system, chuckling to myself as, maybe Sunn O))) was just too much for my baby to handle. I push the power button again, the system turns on, and then gets to the blue screen just before 'loading OS X' comes up. And that was it. It just sat there, for 10 minutes. Just the blue screen. Finally, OS X booted up, but it took finder nearly 4 minutes alone just to pop up at the top of the screen. The dock was unresponsive to my mouse roll-overs. Once the dock woke up, I tried spotlighting 'Caffeine' to bring up the program. Spotlight sits there, and sits there, and...well, sits there. I backspace out of the search, and slowly type 'ca'. It continues to search, but nothing. I boot up Disk Utility, repair disk permissions. Restart. Still slow. Less hang at the blue screen, but finder still remains unresponsive for 4-5 minutes. I boot up IceClean, have it perform it's maintenance tasks, restart. Nothing. I boot up Onyx, run the entire Automation procedure, and restart. What do you know? Still no improvement. I should mention at this point that at each 'restart' step, I restarted twice just to make sure that all of the scripts, procedures, and repairs were fully completed before trying another set. This bothers me quite a bit, considering that before this crash the total boot time, from the moment I tapped the power button til the time Finder was totally usable and spotlight was usable was 30 seconds. Now it's 5 minutes. On a windows system, i'd expect this kind of crap, but not for this system. I know for a fact it can do a hell of a lot better than what it's doing now, and that concerns me. Like a parent concerned that their child is a drug addicted slacker-brained loser. So what else do you suggest, fellow Macbook Pro users? What can I do to get my system back to her former glory and speed?