What a joy! After two 15" unibodies that showed horrible light bleed from the sides and that awful "theater Lighting" effect at the bottom, I took the plunge and traded up to the 17" (glossy). I'd been hesitant to do so, mostly because of the cost, and wondering if I should just put up with the light bleed. But looking at this fantastic 17" screen, I'm delighted. Beautiful even lighting with no light bleed or unevenness to moan about and definitely no theater lights to be seen. The first 17" I picked up had a scratch on the lid, so they switched it for a second one which I inspected in store and this is faultless in finish and, so far, operation. This is the best "pride of ownership" feeling I've had with an Apple product, and I've owned quite a few. Another thing I notice is that when alongside the 24" Apple LED monitor, both screens now look like a very well matched pair. With the 15", I could never match the two as closely as I'd like. Size? I'm barely aware the unit is bigger than the 15". Whether holding it or looking at it on its M-Stand, it doesn't appear to me to be oversized or over heavy at all. But when I look at the actual screen... sheer bliss! Fingers crossed nothing lets the show down as I get down to serious business with this fantastic computer and also benefit from its higher specs. Two thumbs up! Addition: Another bonus... I checked and I hear no problems at all with the headphone sound output. That's been a concern with the last generation or two of MBPs, including the 15" unibody, but everything sounds clean and right with this one. I use an external firewire audio interface anyway, so I was never really bothered with how well the headphone output worked, but those who have experienced problems before will be pleased to hear this has apparently been resolved.