I too am using the DT beta and have been doing so since I found the program on Macupdate back I think in December or early Jan, I forget which.
I have had many problems wrapping my thick head around some of the concepts in DT and figuring out how to do the simplest things (it took me 2 months to figure out that automator actions never worked for me, because the documentation was referring to actions from DT 1 which didn’t even exist in DT 2 yet) and I attribute a variety of reasons for my issues, ranging from the size and complexity of the DT program and how much it does, to the in my opinion anyway, scattered and somewhat sketchy documentation and poor real world use examples, where a good overview of what DT does and how it works, can be found through a combination of trial and error, reading the help documentation (unless it’s outdated, or refers to DT 1 or, or) and mostly searching through these forums, where nearly every question or suggestion anybody has ever made can be found, if search worked correctly or they were better organized anyway.
My point here is DT is complex, the interface is still in my opinion anyway butt ugly and harder to use then it needs to be, but I have also found the program to be rock solid, far more stable then production non-beta releases of such programs as Together and EagleFiler and have never experienced a crash yet.
Leopard 10.5.7 seems to have caused many problems, for many people, a long huge range of issues can be found in just this single thread on the Apple forums (and if you search there are hundreds of threads like this one)
discussions.apple.com/thread.jsp … 6�
Or outlined in this article for example
zeldman.com/2009/06/04/os-x- … any-speed/
I am finding 10.5.7 annoying, it has slowed down both my computers and made them both unstable and crash prone (the entire system locks up, not just DT), but it happens once in a while. 10.5.7 is kind of like the Windows experience for Leopard, it’s an awful update but own experience hasn’t been that horrid, only kind of horrid
So that’s my experience with the current, up to the second, latest edition of Apple’s OS/X. On a real world scale I’d give Leopard 2 out of 10 points at this moment in time, and DT a 9. In terms of documentation and how easy things are to use though, Apple has always had top notch help and organization, 10 out of 10, with DT scoring a 3 out of 10 in that regard and I’m being nice with the 3