Hi, I was pretty excited going into the apple store today with the intention of picking up a macbook even though I really enjoy using my recently acquired 12" powerbook. I was pretty disappointed when I left... The white macbooks just didn't look as good as my 12" powerbook that I brought with me (I guess it resembled too much of an ibook), but I must say the screen is very nice. What I didn't like was that the bottom of it was much hotter than I'm used to with the powerbook, and there were no unusual applications running. It was actually uncomfortable to put my hand underneath, especially the left side. I can understand why many people say they wouldn't use it on their knees. Then trying to start Word, well people are right about it being slow for now. Then moving onto the black ones which brought me back to my days with my pismo. For some reason, it felt not as hot as the white one, but still relatively warm and still not running any special programs. I could not believe the shininess of the trackpad and on some of the keys. Some of the keys even seemed to have part of the coating on the key chipping off (it looked like some type of clear coat coming off). but the wear on the keys and trackpad just really took away from the way the macbook looked. My experience was not with just one black macbook and one white one, it was with several of each. Sad to say, I did not get one. I was enticed with the imacs, and am definitely leaning towards one of those to compliment my powerbook instead of getting the macbook. I'm just waiting to see what they do with the powermac line. Hopefully, some of these issues will be addressed and I'll be joining the macbook owners family soon.