OSX Mountain Lion

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to Mountain Lion a bit ago, and in some ways it feels like a big step backwards. Below are some issues I have noticed after upgrading that I do not recall in Lion.

Slow resume time

Wake-up login screen

So this is driving me batty: when I wake the computer up, the background image is randomly either the default Mountain Lion background or my custom background. Just for good measure, sometimes a background I used to have set will be shown. What?! Why is this Apple? I do not have multiple backgrounds selected to rotate; I just have one. This seems to be a problem with OSX 10.8; I only used 10.7 briefly, but I do not remember this being an issue before "upgrading". Has anyone else experienced this or am I the lucky one?