I'm sorry I'm trying to love macs I really am. In fact I already love them. These forums have made me love them. OS X has made me love them. I am having a horrible time with my MBP... I've never had an unreliable computer until this MBP... Perhaps my standards are to high... This is what keeps happening: 1. I have to force quit applications at least 4 times a day. 2. Applications quit by themselves around 10 times a day. 3. My MBP keyboard stops responding at times 4. My Screen whines off and on 5. It has randomly restarted now twice. 6. All the eye candy OS X features tend to work on and off. Like my dock it's magnification feature works on and off... 7. It acts very sluggish at times. 8. I get the beach ball on lots of applications. Typing this my computer stutters at moments. 9. My MBP used to not recognize DVD's unless they were burned. 10. When closed it comes out of sleep mode once and awhile. I am probably just expecting to much. Macrumors Forums tends to get me over excited about new product/features and I am often let down. But I dont know either... I'm a little sad since this is my first computer since my HP Pentium III 800 MHZ 128 Ram... and despite the freezing it was more reliable than this computer... Am I doing something wrong? I figure this will be the likely possibility since I am new to macs. My Computer: 17" Glossy 2.33 Ghz C2D 2 Gb Ram 160 gb HD (90 GB left) My battery life kicks ass though!! That is a plus. I watched a 2 and half hour movie and still had half an hour left of battery life... Well please try to help me. I'm not trying to rag on Mac's I just keep having problems. And I'm tired of all my friends telling me to just take it in and get it fixed. I'm sorry but this computer was supposed to be used for film editing. The next free month I have where I won't need it for that is in August 2007 so please try to help me so I don't have to be screwed out of a computer.