Well, after much anticipation, deliberation, and waiting... I got me a brand new black MacBook!!! I picked it up today after college orientation here in Newark, DE (saved me a bundle from sales tax) and so far, i'm LOVING IT! I haven't uprgraded the RAM or the HD from the stock layout, and it's still blazing fast and wonderful. I'm glad that I didn't let the glossy/matte debate phase me - the screen is great and i've had no glare problems yet So, here's to my first mac!