So i was one of those that bought the new macbooks but didnt like the screen and sold it immediately. I started looking for replacements i thought about keeping my Air 1.8/SSD but it requires compromises which i wasn't sure i was ready to make. I then started looking at the MBP as an option I didnt want to buy the new MBP because they're more expensive and slightly bigger/heavier. Next stop refurb. I manage to pick up one of last gen's models..a 2.5GHz stock model and it came to day Well i got a hell of a deal because i got major stealth upgrades i.e. 2.5>2.6GHz & 2GB>4GB RAM and 250GB 5400 RPM to 200GB 7200 RPM all for a price thats CHEAPER than the macbook i got. Deal or what!. To be honest i was leaning towards keeping the Air because its lighter to carry around but giving the upgrades i got, i can resoundingly say i'll be keeping the Pro now...i'll suck up the extra weight. I'm still leery of the 8600GT issue but i guess 2 yr coverage isnt bad and i'll get AppleCare down the road.