So after my latest issues with this MBP, I wrote to Apple and voiced my frustrations. I received a call from one of their Executive Customer Care reps. He is arranging to swap my defective MBP for another one. He had me go and retrieve my machine from the repair shop and is sending a courier out to pick it up tomorrow. He said I should have the new one early next week. Props to Apple for dealing with this in a quick and respectful manner. Let's hope I have better luck with what will be my 3rd MBP My most recent problem is documented here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=357942 First issues were defective flickering LCD and non-functioning touchpad. Wozers.