I have been having many problems with OS X 10.7 Lion since I installed it.
I have spent hours every day trying to find answers on here and I have tried everything. I haven't seen any posts where any of the issues I have been experiencing have been properly fixed.
I note that as of this moment there are 14005 threads about Lion - just over two weeks since its release, compared with 83617 for Snow Leopard which has been out for over two years. Admittedly, many threads concern the novel ways which Lion is installed, but even so, I mean come on! 16.75% of the threads in 2.273% of the time?
There are many threads covering the same topics and I have tried everything in my armoury as well as every suggestion. I'm not asking for any more technical support from well meaning people who are simply repeating the same suggestions ad nauseam to a growing number of people who are getting increasingly fed up.
There are people who have had positive Lion experiences and people who have had bad Lion experiences. I only read the same repeated suggestions from people with good Lion experiences - I am yet to read of anybody who has had a bad Lion experience and has fixed it. And by bad, I don't mean that they can't get used to natural scroll direction and needed to be show how to change it in the System Preferences. I mean bad like startup still taking several minutes and applications being unresponsive for about ten minutes after first hitting the power button.
I just want to list the problems I have had and which I am still having nearly after over two weeks and having re-installed Lion several times by different means, App Store, Utilities Partition, burned DVD, re-download. Fixed permissions, ran disk utility, reset the PRAM, reset SMC, cleaned caches, booted in Safe Mode etc. etc. not just once or twice but many times each. I do not have restore windows selected and I always deselect 'Reopen windows when logging back in'. I have allowed Spotlight to fully complete its indexing on every installation - the last few installations I have completely left it alone for an hour or however long it took.
Reluctantly, I even removed my Windows partition - though I don't regret that now - but it was there for a reason. That was one of the main causes of installation problems that I had read about but it had not affected my installation. Anyway, I did two further Lion installations after that and it made zero difference.
Slow startup, three minutes plus. The only way I have managed to reduce this my ten seconds was to turn off automatic login so that I didn't have to type my password.
Can't use any applications for up to ten minutes after startup - constant SBBoD.
Slow finder, frequent SBBoD when opening windows - windows are empty for up to thirty seconds.
Slo-o-o-ow scrolling. Just occasionally but s-o-o-o annoying.
MacBook Pro gets very hot. I have had to buy a gizmo for it to sit on to allow more air to flow under it. It was never this hot under Snow Leopard.
Save dialogue boxes also slow - also don't show folder content for up to thirty seconds.
Frequent drops in WiFi - evident either as lost connection to server alerts or the new look Safari cannot connect page informing me that I am not connected to the internet.
Video frequently freezing in QT and VLC. Strange garbled images when going to full screen - bits of desktop mangled up with bits of screensaver - incidentally, I selected Higher performance graphics in the Energy Saver preference pane but that didn't make a difference and seems to reset itself on every reboot.
General video performance.
My MacBook Pro does not go to sleep as per the settings in Energy Saver. It only sleeps when I shut the lid and never if I leave it open.
Battery life is greatly reduced, probably due to the last point.
Time Machine almost always active, mainly because it takes so long to start and cleanup but a 12MB backup can take 45 minutes. Then 15 minutes later it starts again.
Many frequently visited web [pages no longer look the same, particularly pages with embedded YouTube videos and images in frames, as much as half the video image is obscured. I have revisited with other browsers and they look fine.
Launchpad appearing empty with the words Looking for applications for ages after every reboot.
Anything to do with Flash and Safari is messed up. YouTube controls don't work properly and they have the same odd behaviour in other things like Google NASDAQ graphs - the cursor is 'sticky'. This doesn't happen in Firefox.
Pages randomly reloading - especially when using more than one tab. Very, very annoying when filling in forms etc. and you have to start again from scratch.
Typing often freezes for several seconds, mainly in Safari but also in Text Edit.
Not to mention the Mail fiasco on my first installation. I lost everything and had to manually import everything from a backup.
And I haven't the inclination to even start on the new 'features' which cannot be disabled.
So, are Apple going to fix it?
MacBook Pro 17' 2.66GHz, Mac OS X (10.7), 8GB RAM, 500GB HD (225GB free)