So I have had troubles with my early 2008 2.5GHZ 15" MBP. Long story short, it has had the LB replaced twice, keyboard twice, brand new screen; and was still having problems. I made an appointment for Saturday at the genius bar, but was downtown today and swapped my appointment for today. I brought in all my paper work for the repairs (a "few" of them). I told him what was the problem, and flat out asked him if they ever just replace the computer. He said they do. I asked if I can get a new one. After looking up my repair history, he said that mine doesn't fall under the "guidelines", but he could swap it for me! I asked about if I can get the new ones released today, and he said as long as they had them in stock, no problems. I asked about the specs..mine was a high end 15" w/512MB graphics card, and if I would get the high end 15". They said they don't match spec for spec usually, and said hge would be back in a minute (went back to get mine). Came back, and i got the highest model they have w/o BTO ones! I am soo stoked! Apple has come through ONCE AGAIN!!! I will miss mine, no doubt, but can't turn down a new one! Here are a few pics..