Just a little positive bit of info for all of those in the UK. I was in the apple store with my girlfriend on saturday (whose mbp has the flickering screen issue), and we spoke to a mac genius, who told us that in the UK, it is the LAW for retailers to replace goods if faulty or unsatisfactory within the first month of purchase. He told us to bring in her mbp and they'd give her a brand new boxed one without fuss. So for all you people out there who are slightly unhappy with your mbp's, go get a new one...they're free! And for all those uncertain to get a mbp because of the known issues, you needn't worry anymore. Old blighty does pull through sometimes!