I've used Mac OSX since Tiger 10.4, and remember going to the Apple Store on Leopard launch day, buying my upgrade and getting a free T-shirt. Then, the upgrade killed my Mac and I spent 4 hours on the helpline trying to beg for mercy because I stupidly had not backed up years worth of photos. No help. I only discovered the solution by reading MacWorld forums by surfing the net on my Microsoft PC. And I was burned again with Snow Leopard's early releases too. Since then I've sat on the sidelines and watched people fry their nerves and raise their blood pressure doing paid-beta-testing for Apple, while I come in at about iteration .5 and reap the benefits of a stable system after about 10 months of being in use. So, with Apple's new beta program for Yosemite, will this be the best, most stable release of an OSX, ever? What makes me think otherwise is that the features being introduced are so complex that even a short beta program might not iron out even the most obvious bugs. It's just about Fall, when Yosemite has been promised for launch, and these forums attest to major bugs still running rampant. I really can't care less about all these fancy hand-off features. I mean, seriously, in the past years, how many times have you started typing on your iPhone, and then felt, oh, I need to pause and continue on my Mac. No. It's a solution to a non-existent problem. It is innovation for the sake of change. Being clever for the sake of being clever. Am I asking too much for plain old Mail, in Yosemite, to be rock solid at the time of launch? If there are no useful features, then Apple should either work on standalone software, and not mess with the OSX so we can get along and do useful work without this annual cycle of progressing from buggy to stable, only for it to repeat every year. Apple Mail can be made a standalone software -- all other mail clients seem to be fine. iCloud Drive can be a standalone software -- Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive all did it. Are any of you old enough to remember Bill Gates being charged with abusive practices by integrating the browser into the OS? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Microsoft_Corp. Apple are doing the same dirty tricks, except for feature software, when they could be creating standalone software that works just as well. A major reason for the OSX being upset with each new OS is because Apple embeds these features into the OS, when in fact they could leave the OS alone, and just create standalone apps.