Occurred to me recently that one point that Apple will obviously never use to sell computers, but should strongly be considered when buying, is that it's better to drop a computer with an aluminum enclosure than a hard plastic one. Due to varying kinds of klutziness, I'd say that I've dropped my MBP about 6 times since 2006, sometimes while it's on, sometimes while it's off, and somehow, nothing internal got screwed up. No hard drive corruptions, airport card cracks, logic board damage. I'll bet that a lot of this has to do with the enclosure -- namely, aluminums ability to dent, which considerably lessons the impact and absorbs the shock of a fall. So yeah, the bottom pan looks terrible, but that's not a terrible price to pay if it keeps the guts of your comptuer intact. (kind of like the crumple zone of a car) A friend of mine recently dropped his white Macbook A1181. He had just put it to sleep, but apparently the hard drive was still spinning, because it's now totally corrupted. And of course, the plastic looks great -- no dents, no cracks. I'm thinking that it's far better to have a computer that'll dent in a fall than one that's got a rock solid, undentable case that absorbs no shock whatsoever. People drop their laptops all the time -- just something to think about when buying, I suppose. Orrrrrr am I completely wrong in my thinking? And if so, why?