Installing 8GB of RAM and an SSD (to replace my optical drive) in my macbook pro tonight (late 2008). It’s kind of a dinosaur, but this should be a pretty substantial boost. I’m also doing a clean OS install. Over the last year I made a conscious effort to not get bogged down in editing, partially due to speed limitations. I consider pretty much all of my posted photos as drafts. Hopefully I’ll have a decent environment to efficiently work in lightroom or aperture so I can ditch iPhoto and come up with some photos I actually consider “final” or print worthy. I’ll post some thoughts on the update after I test it out for awhile.