Must say the exchange went smooth and easy. The Apple store reps said that had scene quite a few MBP's selling today. A handful of exchanges, but mostly new sales. As a matter of fact, they were out of the mid-range 15" and sold out of the base model 13". They did say, however, that they will be receiving shipments daily. I'm sure this is a "cool story" thread, but I thought I'd let yall know of my, yet another, positive experience with the Apple store at Willow Bend in Plano, Tx.