About 2 days ago I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion (clean install), and I haven't had any major problems so far in term of system freezes or missing user files. However, today when I shuted down my MacBook Pro it went to a white shutdown screen and showed the gray spinwheel. I waited while Mac it shuted down, the problem was that it didn't do so. After 1minute and 30 seconds I decided to hit the power button to force shutdown my Mac. I did experienced this one time in SL. I don't know why this happened and the only thwo things that I did before shutdown was to browse the web in Safari watch Youtube videos and some Facebook and when I proceeded with shutdown all my programs were close and also uncheck the "resume" check box option in the shutdown dialog.
After booting back from that strange shutdown I checked the system logs and theres no reference of a improper shutdown whatsoever. I checked my Library file logs and there was no improper shutdown log either.
Has anyone also experienced this issue in OSX Lion?, also is my Mac OK?
Just an update, after 13 days of rigorous testing with the unchecked restore windows option in OSX Lion's System Prefs menu, the issue resurfaced today. Although, unchecking the box has alleviated the problem in some form, it's back to square one. I called Apple Care and they requested more information so that it could be forwarded to Apple Engineering.
Words cannot describe how frustrated I am with this issue, this is by far the worst OS release (in terms of stability) made by Apple since OSX 10.0. As of today, I am seriously considering reverting back to Snow Leopard (as this hanging shutdown problem never occurred under OSX 10.6.X, and most importantly I have run extended Apple Hardware Tests 2 times with no issues being reported with RAM, CPU, Logic Board, and others). I am really hoping that OSX 10.7.2 fixes this issue if not, I will abandon Lion until further notice and stick to Snow Leopard. My message to Apple: "Stop working on iCloud and iOS and focus on fixing Mac OS X".