I've been using lightroom as my favorite tool since back v2.0 days. Moved from intel to M1 a few weeks ago and gotta say, in intel I always needed to customized catalog, xmp, metadata column, smart previews etc in order to run it as smootly as it could. With M1, this is as fast as I can hit the key. I take arround 100k images per year, I retain about 25%/ year and I use only one catalog. Suffice to say, I now can run fullscreen display render (F key + arrrows) and it just flows. That's impressive folks!!
Something is still bothering me thou, this issue is still not fixed since... forever. In preferences, editing in PS, you can choose compression to ZIP or none. Even with ZIP selected, it never saves the file accordingly. I've tested this over and over again, and I have to manually save as, then ZIP inside PS in order to compress the image as intended. Is this a hard fix or it's just forgotten?