So I decided to check out how the new black MacBooks we're holding up at the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco. I was rather surprised to see that the tops and keyboards/trackpads seemed to be holding up fairly well after almost a week of abuse. Then I decided to turn one over. Ouch. The finish was actually shiny black on the bottom (on the scratched/worn areas). I wonder how long it'll be 'till we start hearing complaints from other folks. I suddenly feel better about ordering the white one..