My 2008 Dell M1330 is a piece of crap. It constantly over heats the dvd burner doesn't work and the resale value is $150. My parents bought it for me when I started college for at least a grand. I know...should've bought a Mac. I wish I could afford a brand new MBP but I'd be saving for a long time considering my salary doesn't allow me to buy a $2000 MBP. I was thinking about buying a 2008 15inch MBP from Ebay since I can afford it. Will a 4 year old MBP still have enough life in it to last me a few years? I would be using it for surfing the web, word processing, and heavy photo editing. Or should I just save for a year for a new MBP? What are the known issues with the 2008 early/late Mac Book Pros? What is a good price for this model? I need advice since I'm completely new to Mac. Thanks so much.