Originally Posted by AaronJ
I'm not saying you aren't having problems. I'm just curious as to what they are.
The time it takes to launch apps. The disk activity that goes with it. I counted 31 bounces and another 25 seconds before iPhoto opened. That's not an isolated occurrance - other apps also take excessive amounts to time to start.
Under load the machine is unresponsive, unusable almost.
Intermittent problems with Safari not quitting cleanly, needing to be Force Quit; and with the address bar losing focus when I'm typing into it; and with two-finger swiping causing tabs to become unusable. Safari randomly forgets the links I clicked, I guess when its cache is full, so I don't remember which articles I read.
Intermittent problems with some Preference panes hanging (namely iCloud and Internet Services), requiring Preferences to be Force Quit. This also applies when trying to access certain panes in apps, such as when trying to edit an email account in Mail.
The sound in iTunes becomes choppy when pausing and resuming video playback. Again it's intermittent. It no longer remembers the playback position if I stop watching on my Mac and resume on the Apple TV (haven't tried if that's the case the other way around).
Zooming has caused the Mac to freeze a number of times, requiring holding down the reset button to reboot. It's at the point where I don't trust it any more.
Mail.app sometimes takes longer to deliver than the USPS. And then it's quite funny. I see the notification come in. About five seconds later the badge updates. Anywhere up to 10 seconds after that I hear the tri-tone alert sound. Mail frequently forgets certificates or passwords, especially for my own domains email accounts, and I have to remind it. It forgets the password for my Gmail-affiliated account on occasion and the certificate for my ISP email on occasion.
There's other, less annoying niggly quirks, which I'm sure will disappear over time.
None of this happened under Mountain Lion, which itself is hardly a wonderful OS.
And not to mention the cosmetic changes. Whoever though to put Jony Ive in charge of software design is an idiot. From the beautiful and pleasing aesthetics of Snow Leopard to the drab, grey, featureless look we have today?
But oh, my iPad2 is even worse with iOS 7. That's a complete train wreck. But that's another story.
I have a well-specced-out 2009 iMac that ran like a dream under Snow Leopard. But with every new release of OS X Apple just keeps adding really numb-nuts features, like Autosave and Autoresume. And there's no way to disable them, which is the frustrating part.
Give me Snow Leopard with rubber-banding, natural scrolling, full-screen apps (now that it's working well) and Spaces. Take away everything else that came with Lion and onwards, because it's junk. Utter garbage.
Edited by trippy - 11/21/13 at 9:10pm