About a month ago, my wife gave me the thumbs up to purchase a new laptop. I started to research and do comparisons between comparably spec'd laptops. Through all my geeky research I've come to the decision to get the 17" hi-res version of the Macbook Pro. I am one of the "lucky" ones though, and have the ability to wait for the refresh... so this is what I am doing along with everyone else. As this will be my first Mac, I have been reading through these forums daily (as well as others) to try and educate myself. One thing I have noticed several discussions around issues that the MBP can have (dead pixels, heat, latches, etc). Now I know it is human nature to complain when things go wrong and do not fault anyone that is trying to vent or get the word out, but here is my question. Is the failure/defect rate on the MBP as high as this forum is leading me to believe? I am starting to get the impression that purchasing a MBP will be a game of chance. I may be lucky and get a great machine or I may not. So seriously is really as bad as it seems?