Lightroom 4.1: Sluggish, Freezes constantly, Blurry Thumbnails

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These have probably been all covered before but after spending hours trying to sort out my issues I don't have time to read through everyone elses. I waited patiently for the 4.1 RC and that solved my External Editor problem. But that's about all it solved.

I am running Win 7 64bit with an I7 3ghz processor, 8gb memory, and a Velociraptor Digital 600db 10k rpm drive.

I continue to have:
- Extremely Sluggish. Takes forever to load. 3.6 was like lightning. This is like molasses.
- I had 4 fatal system crashes today in the first half hour I went to use LR4.1RC. I never had this before.
- Although photos load in split seconds and crystal clear in Windows Preview or other apps, they take forver to load in LR. The little spinning "Loading" at the bottom of the images keeps on going, and going, and going, .....
- Images (.jpg - 5184x3456 18mp) over maybe 6mb or so (18mp) many times have blurry thumbnails even when I have them set for the largest settings. And that's if they load.

So I was trying to hold off and not go back but at this point I am going back to 3.6. I don't have time for this. And that's after I asked before puchasing 3.6 if there was a free upgrade to LR4 and was told "maybe" (4 was in beta and nearing release). I then find out I had to pay for the upgrade because of a few days.

So until something that really works is released, I'm punting.

Soapbox off.
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LR 3 was rock solid.

I have been running LR 4.1 RC2 for several weeks. Some of the issues from the original release remain.

- Sluggish performance continues, especially after adding a number of brushing enhancements

- After extensive editing, LR 4.1 RC2 also freezes. This seems to be exacerbated by "edit in PS" and also editing in NIK.

- Intermittent failure to open an "edit in"

- LR 4.1 exhibits characteristics of a program with a memory leak or other form of memory management problem.