Macintouch recently asked MacBook owners to respond to survey questions about reliability and satisfaction with their laptops. The preliminary results were published today: http://www.macintouch.com/#survey.2006.07.31 The biggest single issue reported appears to be "buzzing" and "mooing." Oddly enough, many more MacBook Pro owners reported "buzzing" than "mooing," and vice-versa for MacBook owners! The 17" Pro had the lowest rate of reported repairs, but overall, the MacBook beat the Pro models for frequency of repairs, by quite a margin. Anyway, interesting results. Might be useful for information for people trying to choose between models.