I am a big fan of the 13" macbook, i still have an 'older' black plastic one and I am still very happy with it even though its '15 minutes of fame' seem to be passing. It is still such a good computer. That being said, a few things completely sucked that werent just on my computer but were widespread to all of them at least this generation. I havent really followed the developments so closely since i bought mine and now that iam looking at the new ones I am wondering if some of the flawed aspects that were in my generations model have been corrected. The two main things that i can think of now (and maybe the only ones) are the built in speakers, and the optical drive. The built in speakers just suck, they sound the same as a pair of headphones when you take them out of your ears and lay them on the table - small inaudible noise you keep having to ask your self if you are actually hearing or not. And the optical drives that just stop working. When it happened to me i thought i would check some forums for advice etc. On apple.coms own site they had hundreds of thousands of forums just about how macbooks optical drives just stopped working. I thought I would kick of something of a stink my self but then i saw that no one was even responding to the posts anymore. THere were so many dead threads it was like the black plague had hit. Anyway i would like to know about the speakers and the optical drive but i dont think there will be many comlaints about the optical drive in the span of 2 days so at least i would like hear what someone can say about the speakers. And i dont know, maybe all these problems were already addressed in later generations and i just never checked it out. If anyone can say anything about the record of the later model plastic MB or the first model unibody I will appreciate it.