Since I had the BAD idea to install Mountain Lion I have had only trouble.
1) Given the fact that Safari deosn't start and hangs endlessly, unless I ALWAYS force reload the pages, and given the absence - a REAL LOSS! - of functionalities like RSS which were in Safari 5.1.7 but not in Safari 6, I had to drop it as my favorite browser after MANY YEARS, and pass to Firefox which is FLAWLESS.
2) Another MAJOR issue that I want to mention is the fact that with M.L. my free Memory at startup, with the same login items, has gone down from an average of 6.9/7 Giga to a 5 Giga or less.
Even freeing memory doesn't help.
3) The other problem is a HORRIBLE DOWNGRADE ALSO IN BATTERY LIFE which has STARTED the moment I installed M.L.
Instead of the usual 7-7 1/2 hours, I now get about 3 1/2 hours.
I have done PRAM reset and permission repairs (which, BTW, take EVEN 10 minutes!!!) but to no avail.
And on top of it, EVERYTHING is much slower than with Snow Leopard!
A MAJOR SYSTEM UPDATE IS NEEDED URGENTLY!
This system for now s*u*c*k*s feet fungi! ...And one cannot go back to the previous system!!!
I had no qualms with you but with someone else's way of answering a legitimate complaint.
In any case, your solution was to say that everything was OK with Mountain Lion, which deosn't seem to be the case given the amount of founded criticism all over the net and even in this site. BTW, I saw that you had the exact same position with Lion, toward people who, like myself, had been using Mac without problems FOR DECADES. That's not productive.
Reading some of the posts you were answering, I found people who were hinting the same thing I am hinting: Apple is losing its "think different" philosophy and going the windoz way.
In any case...
I found the solution.
I UPGRADED to Snow Leopard 10.6.8
and EVERYTHINHG runs smoothly and fast.
I am just sorry that I wasted 15 days in what seemed PC **** with Mountain Lion, not Mac paradise!