Can you provide more detail. What is your system (which mac, what processor, how much memory)? What is your disk space capacity, and how full is the disk (available space?) All of these things can affect performance even on a new machine, and the details are good to know when troubleshooting from no other clues.
Go to the apple menu > about this mac. The resulting screen gives you basic info about your system, and you can click "more info" for greater detail. The Creative Suite does take up quite a bit of resources, even on new machines, but if Spotify is also choppy, you might have a problem completely unrelated to Adobe software.
iMac 21.5 inch late 2012
Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 512 MB
Software: OX X 10.8.3 (12D78)
941.19 GB free out of 999.35 GB
We also are uninstalling and reinstalling the Adobe programs. I will let you know if this was the problem.
Thanks so much!
Laurenbond007, did you ever get this sorted out? I have the exact same issue. Out-of-the-box mac and CS6 is performing very poorly and slowly.