Hi all, I'm a short time lurker, first time poster. I'm in the market for a laptop and I have been looking at the MacBook as an option. It seems better constructed than some of the lower price point machines by Acer and HP that I have looked at at Futureshop and BestBuy. The problem seems to be (from reading around) that the overall reliability of the MacBook and stability of OS X seems to vary widely. There are enough "shiny" features on the MacBook that are leading me to choose it over the competition, however, my main concern is that I don't get stuck with a dud machine. With the above in mind I was wondering what the best purchase avenue is for a Canadian customer. Is it 1) buy direct from Apple online (there is no apple store nearby); or 2) buy from an Apple reseller with a local brick and mortar presence such as Futureshop. From what I have seen it would probably be easier to return a instantly recognizable lemon to Futureshop (or, really, just to ruturn it if it turns out I just don't like the machine). Are there any advantages from buying online from Apple? What would you all recommend as the best place to purchase. Thanks.