Happy MBP readers please fight the urge and disregard this thread, it really doesn't concern you. I have a problem with workarounds, widgets and thermal grease replacement (DIY). If you have to any of these things then you have a faulty computer, it really is that simple. You are not helping Apple, or anybody else for that matter by running widgets, turning processors off and opening apps like Photobooth. What you should be doing is picking up the phone and complaining. Problems will only be fixed if a sufficient number of complaints are recorded. When spending this kind of money you should expect nothing but the very best. Please stop being sheep and bleating your complaints to each other as this solves absolutely nothing. My Story: My 2g MBP had faulty fans, the buzzing and extreme heat. What did i do? took it down to a repair centre and asked them to fix. Before i offered it to them i demanded a loan machine while mine was being repaired. I should expect nothing less. So now I'm writing this post on a flagship model that doesn't exhibit any of the problems i encountered. This is my favorite: If Apple are saying it's 'working within our specified nominal range' Fine? No! ask for the white paper/document that supports this. Then ask for a copy of the transcript/email that your service centre sent to Apple stating the facts and figures of your machine to warrant such a claim. (does it exist?) Making a fuss is your god given right if you are unhappy with your purchase, use it, and don't back down. My loan MBP will not be handed over until my machine mirrors it's reliability and working order; I hope it never does because now i have a Flagship loan model with all the upgrades. Shame on you for excepting your problems with workarounds.