@adamwright, I'm using a quadcore MBP w/16g ram, 750g SSD. I work in the industry, so aside from being a year+ old, it's about as good as it gets. I also have an iPhone4s used mostly as a phone, then an iPad Air which is used for almost all of my off-computer work. No offence intended, but I'd retire from the industry if I had to go back to a PC, though I do run a virtual PC for some testing chores.
@Frank.dg, I currently use Action Lists (a GTD dedicated app) by Metakite. It's been a great app for me, but I've seriously outgrown it and/or the underlying database. It's a long story that I'll not go into here, but I tested number of variations within the app and even discussed it with the developer. I just can't wait for this app to catch up with my needs. That combined with the inability to email attachments, attach photos, pdfs, etc., have me looking elsewhere. There is no question that I'll leave the old app behind, the question is which app I'll choose. I can get Evernote to do everything Actionlist would do and more. The choice for me is Evernote vs OmniFocus. I use several other OmniGroup apps which are staple in my work, so I feel very strong about their reliability, but I think OmniFocus is overly complex and lacking some of the features of Evernote. My evaluation of OmniFocus is not completed yet.
My biggest concern is the labor of porting over all my data from the current app into either of my possible choices. There is no straight port to either of them. This isn't an issue for me. I can easily script a data conversion to either product, but the big change going to Evernote is that I'm moving from a multilevel folder structure into flatter structure, so anything in my current dbm more than 2 folders deep has to be flattened somewhat. Again, this isn't the bigger issue. The bigger issue is that anyway I look at it, this will take some time and I don't want to waste the time converting my data then find myself left with the same data loss and lack of performance.
The other concern I have is that Penultimate has been, up until last month, a key player in my workflow. That is no longer the case. IMO the upgrade killed it for me. I keep checking for other updates and the only one provided so far is a long ways from decent. Having experience this I have the concern that a future update to Evernote creates a similar issue. I'm pretty intolerant of developers that don't plan big changes with feedback from their users... and yes I'm pissed at Apple about Yosemite.
You have already answered a couple of questions for me though. I thought Evernote was primarily a PC based app and apparently that's not true.
BTW, I totally understand the negative forum posts. Happy people are usually working on something else. It's great to know that there's some folks watching that have some positive info to offer.
Thanks for the quick responses,