Heres the deal: Why is it that if you look at OSX 10.4 (activity monitor), it uses about 100MB RAM idling, but then move over to snow leopard on another machine, and i have 800MB being used idling... why is this? there is not really much going on with the new system that the old system didn't already do. this is ridiculous, and call me crazy, but it seems like the latest software is purposely slow to get you to buy new hardware. my iPhone 4 was screaming fast on iOS 4, and now that i upgraded to iOS 5 everything lags and is no fun. why?? i am not hallucinating, and they really could not have changed the iPod app enough that it would start to hang for 10 seconds at a time under iOS 5 while before in iOS 4 it was smooth and never had a slowdown at all. i mean come on, at the time the iPhone 4 was top dog it was the smoothest out there but suddenly a faster iPhone and a new iOS comes out and the iPhone 4 is slow as crap with the upgrade! can anyone explain the major upgrade slowdowns that are so common, yet seem to have no obvious cause? what do you guys think? planned obsolescence? something i am missing?