I'm getting rather sick of reading all these complaints about faulty or dead apple products on arrival. Not that I think apple is infallible or that I don't want to know that apple is having problems, and I do sincerely have empathy for anyone who has problems with their systems. But what I am sick of, is people using a handful of problems to justify a belief that apples quality has taken an utter nose dive or worse. Certainly there are quite a few problems happening with peoples orders, and even a few chronic troubles with products, but I have seen and do not believe there to be any reason why this is any different than has always been. Of course, if you look around here or near anywhere you will find many more complaints about products than praise, but that is to be expected; if you were to buy a new product and it worked fine, would you feel the need to announce it to the world? Probably not. But you certainly would feel the need to announce a faulty product. This is a regular statistical expectation, and so can always be reasonably assumed. So why do people take this pathetic rationale and justify a completely ridiculous jump in logic? I apologize if this appears as a rant, for I do have a request. I am simply very tired of, not only the ridiculous jump of logic, but the nearly baseless debasing of apple quality without reputable proof. Now my request. For any apple products you have bought in the last year(or longer if you can), would you mind listing them, and with them say whether there were any unique or chronic problems with them. This is by no means a scientific inquiry, merely to satisfy my curiosity and to get a general idea of what people on this board really go through. And remember, list both the good and the bad. In my case, I have bought in the last year the newest model of 17" powerbook BTO along with two extra batteries for them, a 12" powerbook stock, two iPod Nanos and one iPod video, an eMac stock, and oversaw the buying of two 2.7 and four quad powermacs. The 17" powerbook, 12" powerbook, all iPods, and all the powermacs have yet shown no errors whatsoever and are all fine products. One of the batteries for the 17" had a problem and refused to calibrate properly, received a replacement. The eMac had a hard drive failure twice, was replaced both times and worked fine after that. All in all, I'm very happy. Cheers for reading.