I've used my Emac for about 4 years. It's never been really bright; I always kept the contrast up near maximum. Lately I've been keeping it up all the way most of the time. Does the display fade over time, is it a problem? I think some people have said that CRTs do that, but as a kid I always had hand-me-down computers (older than this) with CRT displays and I never remember thinking anything was too dim. Are you all happy with your eMacs?