01-03-2012, 12:04 AM
I got the chance to use Lion for the first time in my school's Library a few days ago, and I have to say, it's the first Mac OS X release that I wasn't immediately impressed by. It feels...unnatural to me. The scrolling was reversed (and unable to change due to the school locking the settings) I disliked the "Gray theme" it seemed to be having. Launch Pad looked really similar to iOS, which I suppose was intended. But not something I would prefer.
I'm not sure how to explain it really, all I know is that it didn't seem up to par with the previous Apple Mac OS's.
Take a look at the change from OS 10.4 to 10.5. MAJOR changes right? It really brought OS X into what it looks like today. 10.6 wasn't a huge step forward in the looks department, but the drop of PowerPC made it a huge revolution "under the hood" and was noticeably faster than Leopard.
Now, Lion. Some notice slowdown, others notice a slight increase in speed. Rosetta was dropped, which I wouldn't exactly consider a pro. It still looks extremely similar to OS 10.5 & 10.6. Apple seemed to really have screwed over Expose, with this "Mission Control" causing some people to totally despise the OS as a whole.
I'm on the fence about it, and that itself is a bad thing in my eyes. I should love the way things are going with a new OS, there should be improvements, things should move faster, work better, bugs should ironed out, and you should be able to get your work done quicker and more efficiently. I just don't see that happening with Lion.