I just purchased a new 17" Powerbook G4 a few weeks ago. My first Mac ever. I love it. I'm sure all you Powerbook users enjoy the satisfaction of owning one of the most beautiful laptops on the market. You've probably become accustomed to receiving compliments on how nice your Powerbook looks. What I want to know is, has anyone ever experienced the opposite? I have. I am a developer, and lately when other developers come to discuss something in my cubicle, the vast majority of them notice the new Powerbook sitting closed on my desk. Today, however, was different. I was diligently debugging a piece of code with another developer, and notice in the back of my mind that he didn't really comment on the laptop that was sitting right next to him. Odd, I think. I glance over, and he's happily turned my $2500 laptop into a handy elbow rest, elbow on laptop, head on hand and all. GASP! I quickly blurted out something to the effect of "get off" and yanked my laptop to safety. Unbelievable. Thank goodness for that solid aluminum enclosure, it escaped relatively unscathed. In retrospect, I came to realize a few things. One -- anyone who lacks that kind of attention to detail, i.e. what I'm leaning on is or is not breakable, should not be developing software. Two -- the Powerbook's enclosure is so svelte and understated, it practically blends in with its surroundings. Now that's some good design. But beauty can definitely be dangerous.