Having used the MacBook Pro since the first generation, I got shock when the Unibodies were glossy only. I thought I could get used to it and half kind of did. I enjoyed the deeper blacks, but the reflections and glare just irritated and distracted me too much. When Apple slyly offered an anti-glare option for the 15", I couldn't contain myself not to buy it. So onto eBay my old uMBP went and I finally got what I had wanted from the start: 15" uMBP with a matte display. First thing that stood out was since there is no glass, the screen appears more in focus and undistorted. My eyes focus on the screen rather than the glass. Everything looks how it should - it is kind of hard to describe. This is nothing to do with glossy - but the fact that there is no glass panel. Also, the lack of reflections is great preventing dark images from being ruined. My screen (9BC2) is great - colours are vibrant, blacks are really good along with a bright screen, and there is no grain on the display. Everything just looks better because there is no glass! The silver bezel completes the look of the uMBP. The black and glass bezel just didn't feel right - possibly because I've used the MacBook Pro since it was released so the silver bezel was what I was used to. The black bezel made the laptop look huge and the glass just made it look gimmicky. Some people like that design (obviously El Jobso did too..) but I didn't. So I hugely appreciate the fact that the bezel is silver. The lid feels sturdier, possibly because there isn't the weight of the glass affecting the hinge. Anyone who is thinking of getting the 15" MBP, I'd urge to seriously check out the anti-glare version. The matte screen is great on the eyes and images still look fantastic (obviously not as colour rich as glossy) and I really think the silver bezel looks incredibly sexy - the way the uMBP should have looked.