So last week I ordered my 15" MBP Core i7, 4GB ram, high-res glossy, and 7200 rpm drive I've been using glossy laptop screens for many many years now. I'm currently typing on a 4 year old Toshiba with a glossy screen. And honestly, I didn't really start to notice "glare" until I was trying to decide on which MBP screen to get. Glare does not bother me. I don't do any professional work that requires "color" accuracy. I do like higher resolutions screens, and the 1440x900 resolution looks very "elementary" to my eye. 1680x1050 has more of a "Pro" feel to it. I didn't upgrade the RAM as that is something I can do later on. I did however upgrade to the 7200 RPM drive. Only cost me 45 bucks. I've heard some people complaining about the noise/vibrations. Did I make a mistake on this upgrade? I upgraded to the 7200 RPM to hold me over until I can get enough money to buy a decent SSD.