After switching to Macs about 2 years ago, I fell in love with my Powerbook. It was the most sexy piece of equipment I had ever owned; I felt a connection on a level that connections should not be felt. After the new Macbooks came out, I had to have one. They were so small, so cute, and powerful. So, I traded my 1.5 ghz/1.5 gb/80 gb 15'' Powerbook about 2 months ago straight up for a 1.83 ghz/2 gb/80 gb Macbook with an external LaCie DVD burner. I then maxed out the Macbook by installing a 160 gb hard drive. The Macbook has worked just fine, not given me any trouble. That being said, after 2 months, I have to go back to the aluminum. Hence, I bought a 15'' Macbook Pro 2.16 ghz/2 gb/100 gb/256 vram for a great price ($1,425 shipped), and plan on selling my Macbook. I guess this thread is more a surmising about how cheap and chintzy the Macbook's feel. They just don't feel...I don't know...Appleish. They seem cheap. I guess part of the reason I feel this way is because I've always thought the iBooks looked like and felt like terrible machines. Hopefully it may help someone out who is considering one. After getting used to the backlit keyboard, higher resolution, and overall aesthetics of the Powerbook/Macbook Pro, it's impossible to be happy with a Macbook. At least, that's my opinion. I'm presently waiting to for the wonders that are the Macbook Pro to arrive at my doorstep...so I can kick my Macbook to the curb.