I read a lenghty post a while back, full of techy reasons why file handling is so time consuming and hard in Vista. Basically it boiled down to that this is how it SHOULD be.
Nevermind the tech, if someone comes up with the most awesome explanation for why a train can only do 3 Km/h, I'd still call it crap.
Let me introduce you to Vista:
Do note, that it didn't take this long, but that it also took about a minute to figure out how long it THOUGHT the operation was going to take.
Vista Ultimate 64 bit
2 GB DDR
AMD X2 4200 Dual Core
Drive is a 500 GB S-ATA 2 drive that wasn't asleep.