Okay, so I finally did it after over a year of waiting... I've finally become a mac user. hurray~ I was a little concerned after reading endless posts regarding numerous issues here in this forum but simply couldn't resist the seduction from those gorgeous MBs at the apple store. My only disappointment at the time of purchase was not being able to upgrade the memory to 1GB on the spot. The store guy told me NOT TO DO IT THROUGH THEM because it costs $200 while apple's online store only charges $90. Weird... Anyhow, I got the student discount and a free iPod nano so I'm a happy camper. (I'll install 3rd party rams later) Like many other MB adopters, I expected "whining issues" and "moo" but so far I can't really tell if there is any on mine. Maybe my ear has been deafed by long term use of PCs, who knows... I'm just happy that My MB is not a calf! It is quiet and works smooth/fine without annoyances many others are facing.... except for maybe the heat. Yeah, it does get a little warmer than what I'd like. Also, don't know why but the dumb iSight camera didn't work on the initial startup. (It started working fine after the 3rd bootup) Other than that, the super drive tends to cry out "super loud" like a baby when reading/writing... (is it supposed to be loud?) and Garage band didn't load on my first try, poping several "midi conflict" error messages but a simple restart fixed that. I'm still on the quest learning osx tiger but would be happy to answer questions if there are any. Oh, I almost forgot... windows xp runs great under parallel.