I am getting very frustrated with recent Apple build quality and I guess that frustration is compounded by the unattractiveness of the Windows alternatives. For about ten years or so I could always rely upon, to a large degree, the Mac, whether it be desktop, Mini or laptop. They always seemed to work. Then recently within the space of a week a mini and the white macbook corked it - both just outside two years of purchase. So, after the glossy Macbook Pro introduction, I decided to buy the previous Macbook Pro (2.4ghz with 4g ram) for a good price (well - good compared to other Mac products). I've never been so disappointed in a Mac product in my life. The simplest of things are way out of whack. The wireless connnectivity is beyond awful. I've tried any fixes I can get hold of from the web. Nothing seems to work. On top of that - the audio headphone out is a hissy noisy mess - it's basically unuseable. Two basic functions - which on a cheap computer nowadays are taken for granted - are almost unuseable - on a top of the range mac laptop. What's going on at Mac? About ten months ago I had been putting off buying a tablet because of the rumours going about - only for the Macbook Air to be their best offering. Having looked at the feedback on these machines - it seems these too are full of bugs and basic operational issues. On my latest machine, perhaps I've missed an obvious setting, but I cannot figure out how to have it remember that I want the finder to open everything in list view. I may be missing something - but I've never had this be an issue before. My first Mac was the black laptop about ten years ago - and I was always unimpressed with Apple's customer service. It seems the dark days have returned. What with the glossy only screens on laptops, no Mac Mini updates, and the problems with the Air and Macbook Pros, we are once again having to 'suffer' Apple rather than truly enjoying our purchases as we have seemed to be doing more recently. It seems that we, as loyal Mac customers, are again in the position of being dictated to and 'having to' buy a Mac rather than doing so willingly and out of choice. Am I expecting too much? I can't tell you how frustrated I am at having bought a 'top of the line' (albeit one generation removed) machine - only for it to fail to do the kind of thing a netbook does in its sleep - connect to the internet reliably and play back music out of the headphone jack. Perhaps Mr Jobs has his eye on new markets etc. If so, where should I go for a reliable computer which isn't bound by the limitations of Windows?