I opened my new 17" MBP with the high resolution display this weekend. And the backlighting on the display sucks beyond words. Bleedling light, gray bar, the works. Of course, this is all within spec. No point returning it. Over 3 grand spent (with the memory & screen upgrade & tax) Once upon a time, opening an Apple product was a joyful experience. Now it is nerve-racking. How bad is the screen going to be? Dead pixels? Heat? Noise? Build quality I have purchased every iteration of the 17" portable line since 2003, except the first Intel iteration. Today's laptop will be my last until Apple get the quality right, especially on the screens.