Hey there, I'm someone who painstakingly spends about 10 hours backing up and reformatting their computer every 8-12 months to ensure optimal performance. It's worth it for me, but I'm curious as to how I can make it a bit easier for myself. Right now I'm working on a 2009 Macbook Pro Unibody with an upgrade to Snow Leopard. I need to reformat soon and I also want to upgrade to Lion. However, I DO NOT want to reformat my computer with default Leopard software, then install Snow Leopard upgrade, then download and install Lion. It seems kinds of stupid to install Snow Leopard just so I can install Lion. Thus, I'm hoping to skip that intermediate step. Is there's a way that I can use my current Snow Leopard macbook to wipe out my hard drive and install Lion without reverting back to Leopard first? Thanks for your help!