So, I'm about to jump on the bandwagon with the rest of the world and switch to a Mac! <insert applause here> But this is something I have been waiting to do for over a year.. you know waiting for when the time is right? haha. Anyways I'm tired of waiting! So I was hoping that the new MB updates would come with aluminium casing... we all know how that turned out. And, as already emphasised, there is no way I'm waiting another 6 months to see if they change. But now I guess I'm stuck with the plastic (there's no way I'm splurging for the MBP, I just don't need the capabilities at all). But now I'm wondering what the actual benefits would be with the aluminium. Like I'm really not sure how they compare. So now I'm asking you, the inteligent Mac population. Does it really matter? How do the 2 compare with... scratching, denting, heating, smudging, discoloration, weight, all the things that matter. I'm not looking for a comparison on which one looks better, because that is plain to the observer, not to mention subjective. Anyways thanks for all your help!! ps. in case you hadn't noticed I'm secretly hoping to find out that the aluminium benefits don't outweigh the plastic... haha.