This will be my first mac. Pretty excited, but I want to make sure I get everything right before I walk in there and slap down that much cash. So, if you guys would help, I'd appreciate it: 1) First off, I think I'm going to go with a 17" MacBook Pro... nice big screen, apparently a longer lasting battery. I can't imagine having problems carrying it around (I'm a big guy... 6'3") plus I use to have a 17" that was fatter and I used it on a plane and what not. What do you guys think? Any graphic designers who love their 15"? 2) Screens... there's an option for a glossy screen. As pretty as they are, I'm pretty worried about the glare... I hate glare. But doesn't it make the colors better? Opinions? 3) RAM. For 1 gig of ram they want $300 but if I do a search I can find the same ram for half that price. would it be better to go with the cheapest ram option then buy 2 1-gig sticks for $300 and put them in? Or is it more hassle than worth? 4) Hardrive. I've never really owned a hard drive (old one i use to have was from work). So I don't know how much the speed plays a role in battery life. Will the 7200rpm affect the battery life a bunch? Is it worth the slower drive to have longer life (especially since im going to be doing graphics)/ Finally... is it a good time to get a 17"? Or are they still having all those problems that I'm sure were over-dramatized, but still worry me? Thanks alot for taking the time to help me out. I've never spent this much money on something, so I appreciate the info.