I'll let you pick your battles, though. If Resume, Versions, and Auto-save are it. So be it. These are mole hills to me, though.
Resume I only dislike because even though I've disabled it, all window info is still saved to my SSD, which eats up write cycles to cells needlessly on data I'm never going to use (shortening my SSD's life).
Versions is a subset of Autosave. Kill the latter and the former becomes moot. Autosave interferes with things that I do such as clicking any random textedit document like the one for my Samsung EDID info on my desktop so I can launch TE without the need to clutter my dock further. I usually open that document, empty it, and copy/paste stuff for forum editing (due to the bugs on this forum for example) or to zoom in on text in an easier manner than would be for a webpage. Autosave doesn't ask if I want to save the document like that, it just does it
. I don't want it to, as I still use the original document from time to time as reference material. A simple toggle for autosave en masse would please me and most others.
Fix those two things and the majority (if not most) of Lion's aggravations are gone. The only remaining thing after that is the iOS scrollbars, which really are
hard to see against light backgrounds (and despite the claims, the click area is NOT the same as the Aqua ones).
Nearly everything else I didn't like about Lion, like how it treats address book/mail.app I can work around as there are toggles. So I worked around them and then promptly cloned my Lion install so that I have a pristine backup with all my installed apps from the getgo and settings the way I want them in case things go south on me.
I don't run into Launchpad because I never use it. :)
Lion's draw for me is under the hood. I wish Apple had lifted the 32-bit EFI cockblock (and it is just that as 32-bit EFI Macs with 64-bit CPUs can run Windows 64 just fine via bootloader, meaning EFI is just a glorified bootloader), but they didn't so Lion still runs in 32-bit Kernel mode for me. Not the end of the world, just an annoyance.
I work around things all the time. It's when I can't
work around them that things become problematic. That's where Autosave/Resume come in.