Guys, I'm sorry. I never leave messages like this but this new desktop version of Spotify - OH. MY GOD. It's so slow it's not even usable?
How did this get released? It seems someone on the team was over their head and got ahead of the average user in terms of hardware.
Maybe it works OK on the latest Macs (which I'm sure your offices are stocked with) but not everybody has one. Yeah, sure you 'test' it on older machines but my 17 inch Macbook pro CANNOT run this thing. The GUI is suddenly ten seconds behind every click, which hardly registers now. And this is on a computer that's been running Spotify without issue for years.
Why are you cramming this app with so much graphical gimmeckery that you're losing people who've been subscribers for years? It's a MUSIC APP. At least give us a Lite version or something we can allow ourselves to pay for.
I can tell you now, this has sucked the joy out of making playlists. I haven't made a new one since this 'update.' and I have cancelled my subsscription. I might re-start once you've fixed this thing - and let us know that it's ready to re-download for everyone.