I live in the greater vancouver area in BC, Canada. We don't have Apple Stores here, so everyone has to wait until their local dealer gets the MacBooks in. Well, mine did today, so off I went to see these new MacBooks. After reading all the rave reviews on this forum and elsewhere on the internet, I was expecting to be wowed and drooling when I saw it. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but it was pretty ho-hum when I did finally have a look. Granted, they only had the white one on display (apparently there were too many pre-orders for the black ones). The inner case (where the hand rests are) seems to be made of the same cheap looking/feeling plastic that was the old iBook. Although unlike the iBook, it was quite solid and didn't depress when you pushed on it. I don't look at the keyboard when I type so I wanted to see if it was really as bad as people have reported. And I have to say that it is awful for touch-typists. It reminds me of the old PC keyboard where you had to push really hard on every key and they all clicked loudly. Something about the arrangement is wrong as well. I made many keystroke errors on the MacBook, while on the MacBook Pro next to it, I made no errors. The glossy screen is not that bad. You get used to the glare, and don't see it after awhile. But as a photoshop user, I definately won't be buying one of these! All-in all it's a definite improvement over the iBook, but it's got a long way to go before it has me dumping my 12" PowerBook.