There seems to be various threads dedicated to the 15 MBP, but not as many specific to the wonder that is the 17 inch MBP. What are you using to lug this beast around? How do you protect it when in use (if you do at all)? I'll start...I use an Osprey backpack that came attached to the Meridian 22 travel bag. It works well...I can't complain. That said, if I were to drop the bag...I'd be frightened to open it up. Everything I need on a daily basis fits in it...a P&S Canon, new ipod nano with Shure phones, magsafe charger, etc.