I'm starting to see more and more signs around the web of serious dissatisfaction with Apple's new Lion operating system. Way too soon to draw a firm conclusion but troubling.
Here's Miles Wolbe of the popular TinyApps web site in a post called Lion is Apple Vista:
Feels like a constant struggle with the UI, from the obtrusive scroll bars, to the clunky Apple Mail search, to the useless empty space at the top and bottom of windows when scrolling, to the iCal and Address Book train wreck... The last straw was an email spontaneously disappearing from the inbox (long after importing, indexing, and encrypting had completed) only to reappear a short while later. Really wanted Lion to work out, especially since FileVault's whole disk encryption was performing beautifully, with very little impact on system performance. Ended up going back to Snow Leopard after several hours.
TinyApps.Org Blog, July 27, 2011
UPDATE: Miles, who reminded me that I wrote about his site 10 years ago for Wired magazine, sent along a helpful list of others voicing similar concerns:
Mac OSX LION the Vista release of Apple?! by tech consultant Christopher Kusek
http://ochiphop.com/osxlion.cfm">Mac OS Lion, the world's most magical operating system by I'm not sure who but he is not pleased!
Causing hair loss as you use your Mac one follicle at a time is a funny jpg image that I also linked to on Twitter and elsewhere the other day.
Mac OS X Lion: This Is Not the Future We Were Hoping For by Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo ("It breaks my heart to say this...")