My 2006 MB literally melted two nights ago from the power cord being so hot the plastic side melted and forced me to pickup a new emergency laptop ASAP to finish some projects. I decided to pickup the base MBA 13 and this thing screams with speed compared to my 2006 MB. I honestly don't know too much about the MBA but was wondering if this laptop needed to be babied (It's so thin!) to avoid damage because I like to stuff things in my backpack. I had the plastic case before which bends, but the unibody frame in the MBA will dent if their is too much pressure no? Also, since its a SSD, does this mean the Hard drive will not breakdown since it doesn't have to "spin?" Lastly...do most people here enjoy the new MBAs? There is lots of complaining on this board it seems. I was put in a situation where I had to pickup a new laptop ASAP and thus missed the back to school promotions, but even with that, I'm really enjoying the new MBA and haven't had any of the issues people here complain about.