I have been playing with my macbook pro C2D for about a month now. I got it mainly to replace my aging Pentium4 desktop that I built almost 4 years ago. I am starting my freelance design business and I wanted something that was more powerful and portable. I have installed Adobe CS2 on it and although I was expecting a hit in performance since is not universal, it is so slow that is practically unusable. Illustrator is slow and very unstable. It constantly quits by itself. PS CS3 is a lot better but it doesn't feel much faster than CS2 running on windows through bootcamp. Actually I am amazed how good windows runs on this mac. CS2 is really fast. Maybe I was expecting too much from the mac OS. Somehow I thought that it would increase my productivity. I realize that there may be a learning curve involved as I still have to learn my way around OSX (Although I used OS9 in college). Also I need to wait to see how CS3 performs when it is actually released.