Hi! I've been following the forums for a while, but recently, I've made a splash to officially join the Mac crowd and invest in a Macbook. This has been the biggest investment for me, since I'm still in college, and I decided to splurge on some money I've earned over the summer. I've been reading a lot of negative threads in here, since way back when, so I've decided to post something on the more positive side. I'm not here to praise and glorify the all new Macbooks, as they do have flaws. My impressions so far has been great. I have been lucky enough to have gotten one that has minimal flaws. I'm very meticulous and I inspected this laptop right after I opened it. I did no see any of the more popular defects that people usually complain about. Maybe except for the slightly slanted function keys, which I can live with. Other than that, this machine is built solidly. I haven't really found issue with the glossy screen, mainly because I've had an old laptop with glossy screen, so maybe I'm just used to it. The screen is so bright (on the highest setting) that it's not much of a problem getting distracted with the reflection from the glossiness. The new trackpad is surprisingly easy to use. My only problem about it is that whenever I drag something, there seems to be a delay from the time I lift my finger off, and when the mouse pointer lets go of the item (If there's a fix for this, please let me know!). I do find the size of it really easy to work with, because it's so easy to drag something on one side to the other with just one stroke. I love the backlit keyboard. It's such a nice touch, especially in the dark. I've been treating this like a baby for the past few days. I've been so anal about keeping it clean, to the point that I'd be using mice and keyboard instead just to keep my greasy fingers from the laptop. I'm not sure what else to talk about, but if anyone has any questions, I'd be glad to help! I just hope this has been slightly helpful to those who are considering getting one.