I recently purchased a mid-2012 cMBP (std. res. glossy), and I'm rather unhappy with the screen, but haven't seen any discussions of similar concerns, leading me to believe it may just be par for the course. At all times, but particularly more pronounced when scrolling or with any form of motion like videos or movies, I can see the individual pixels on the screen, like a faint mesh screen door over the screen. I've placed it side-by-side with my early 2008 MBP, and it's less buttery-smooth in all situations. With the old screen, I have to get my face pretty close to the screen to see the pixels, while the new one I can see them at any sort of normal viewing distance. As someone that stares at the screen for 8-12 hours a day for work, it's annoying to see this. I've showed it to other people (who don't use a computer near as often) and they can't see it at all. In situations where an image is at full res and static (say, in Photoshop), I believe it's sharper than the '08, but with when scrolling or with websites with web-res images, it's less sharp and the screen door look ruins it. A family member also has a mid-2012 model like this one and it exhibits the very same thing, albeit slightly more noticeable, in my opinion. With the same thing present in the two mid-2012's I've ever used, I'm led to believe it's not an isolated problem. I'm curious if the panels on these are the exact same as those used on all previous Unibody models, or if they're a new design/manufacturer for this model year? It's obvious the older screen is better, but is it possible that my trained eye, having spent so much time at a screen, can see things that most normal people can't, thus its' never been brought up?