First of all this Forum kind of amazes me. I've been a Mac user ever since I was a kid (I'm only 18 right now) and I never knew about this community, until recently when I started reading rumor sites more frequently. Very cool. So my first question deals with shipping. I'll be enrolling at the University of Minnesota next Fall, doing English, computer science, maybe some film, graphics. I have my rig all planned out -- a decked out 15" Powerbook with faster hard drive, 128 vram, etc. The Apple site says it will ship in 3-5 days, but from what I hear, that is notoriously incorrect. If I can't get my machine before classes start, I would rather wait for the next revision and make do until then. It seems kind of close anyway, with all these new features lining up. Dell is already shipping notebooks with 9800M 256 mb, 400MHz dual DDR, 100 GB disks... Apple can't be far behind (Dell also has a 30 day exclusive deal with ATI). I would buy right now (or earlier) but I'm waiting to see if I get a job at my local Apple Store for the hefty 25% discount. My classes start Sept. 4th. Will I be waiting 2-3 weeks, or do BTO ship dates vary a lot? Second question is brief but also important as I'll be walking and taking the bus all around campus: would you go with a shoulder bag or a backpack? Shoulder bag gets style points... and I imagine the backpack can carry more textbooks? Thanks for the help guys!