Hi guys !
i was REALLY EXCITED about some of the Lion features such as LaunchPad, Mission Control, etc...& as soon as i could get my hands on it, i downloaded & installed Lion through the AppStore
the whole process was uneventful, fast enough & straighforward - great ! or so i thought.....
as i started using Lion, all sorts of weird things became apparent, the most irritating being :
1 - things looked as if a child had had access to the color sliders in iPhoto & had overcooked everything
2 - system fonts ( already a source of frustration on my late 2009, 27'' i7 iMac.. ) were even SMALLER, making it REALLY worse - what's the point in having 27'' of screen real estate if one needs a magnifying lens to read anything ?.........
3 - the nice & elegant grey iTunes background had turned nearly black, the album covers ( thousands of them.. ) all overcooked to death !
4 - the white ''backdrops'' of several apps had this ''blinding'', searing effect
i had none of the ill effects written about elsewhere but the GUI ? what a wreck &, believe me, that list above could go on & on - enumerating it all WOULD make for a VERY BORING read....the whole thing feeling more like a product hastily ''slapped together'' just to hit the shelves on a set date rather than a traditionally, carefully crafted upgrade as is Apple's customary way - very weird !
i tried fixing things through System Preferences & each app's preferences, fiddled around with the display's brightness, calibrated my screen, you name it - all to no avail !!
Considering how nimble Lion felt, how cool LaunchPad & MissionControl were, etc...all of the above are small niggles ( are they ? ) but...they were bad enough to leave me ACHING to go back to Snow Leopard - REAL FAST.. - at least until Apple does something about the whole thing
after looking for the correct way to go back to Snoe Leopard in the web, where ALL SORTS of solutions are on offer, i decided to try inserting my OSX install disk, restart while pressing the ''C'' key ( for quite some time.. ) & after a while was able to restore the whole thing through Disk Utility/Time Machine !! the whole process took 3 hours & was as easy as stealing candy from a baby !!
i lost ABSOLUTELY NO DATA whatsoever & EVERYTHING has gone back to ''normal'' : Time Machine , AGAIN you have saved me & i'm totally & unreservedly in love with you !!
now, if only Lion worked as well .....