So after waiting since before the penryn updates i have finally taken the plunge and picked up the blackbook and an ipod touch today. I finally had a moment of clarity and realized the free 8 gig ipod touch is more valuable to me than the new features in the next macbook. I must admit though getting use to OSX is a bit for difficult than i anticipated. But so far i have been very pleased using this gorgeous machine. For anyone who is going to school and thinking about buying now and getting the ipod, i would totally suggest buying now. I think the black plastic looks very attractive plus the free ipod is worth more to me than any improvements in the next one. My biggest concern was the lcd which to me actually seems excellent. I do have one question though, Does the new battery gradually go to its full capacity after a few charge/discharge cycles?