Maybe once the matte versions started becoming available again I started second guessing my own love for the glossy screen. When I had my unibody screen...it really never caused any problems. I was scared that the 17" model with an even larger screen would by an absurd amount of glare. So randomly went to AAFES store and they had them back in stock. * When I used the 17" MBP I of course noticed reflections, but once I started working and typing on it - I never saw any. Why? Because your eyes become focused on what you are looking at. I worked myself over nothing. The resolution was a blast to work with and never hurt my eyes (font sizes and etc.). Was glad that I didn't have to always deal with scrolling as web pages showed in full size. Not a big deal to scroll but a joyous thing for me. * How is the 17" a beast compared to the 15"? It weighs barely more and slighty wider. I even had two others compare and they saw both price tags and said the 17" was surpringsly light and a better buy in their opinion vs the top of the line 15". 135 dollar difference without taxes. Now I haven't seen a matte screen yet. But, I guess my point I'm trying to make is that when others start discussing differences or other options are made available sometimes we cloud our own judgement and second guess ourselves...for no reason. I was talking with my friend Israel and their department with graphic designers use 17" MBP with glossy and a few matte screens here and there.