This is my first post here and I have been using these forums the last few weeks for information. I thought I should post this just incase this might be useful for someone. Warning - gradient issue post ahead... but I really want a happy ending. I bought my iMac 24 about 4 weeks ago from Australian online apple store. Yep it had the dreaded gradient problem. I didnt even go looking for it it was pretty obvious. Anyways apple picked it up as a DOA. A week after it was picked up I was just notified it is being shipped today. Its coming from China so hopefully have it early next week. If the new one has the same issue I will have to look at my options. Most likely try and get my money back and get a refurb iMac. I really dont want to do that because I love the new iMac. Fingers crossed will let you know how it all goes.