I'm still on 10.6.7, the blue screen sagas and all put me off the 10.6.8 update, but my questions is, I've only been on a Mac since May, and from you experienced guys point of view, should I bother with update and then Lion or will it just be another learning curve and programmes that won't convert over smoothly to Lion then I've got all the problems all over again? Will my emails, Word docs, PSE stuff be unaffected etc.. or is it another pain. Do I need to wait for all the Lion bug updates or is going to be smooth crossovers? Views appreciated, old and new users. I've seen the mission control/launch pad and that stuff and it doesn't really do it for me to be honest, so other than those features, anything else, is it a faster/more secure type thing or just the same?