I have a 2011 MBP w/ 8 gigs of RAM and a 128 gig solid state drive. I was just notified that updates were available. I briefly glanced at the details of the update and remember seeing updates for iTunes, Mac Firmware, Java and Quicktime. I installed them and my computer automatically restarted. At the grey screen there was a progress bar. Everything seemed to install and update well.
It seems though, that the after the updates my computer seems to take about 2-3 times longer to boot up than it did before. It was super snappy before. It would restart in about 10 seconds ( probably a result of the SSD ). The grey screen with the spinning loader alone seems to take about 15-20 seconds now, whereas before it took about 5-7 seconds.
Could the firmware updates have caused the slow-down? Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?