I'd really like to get some opinions regarding this subject. I've never had a glossy display on any of my laptops or monitors, but now that I'm about to take the plunge and get one of the new 17" MacBook Pro's, as well as a 21.5" iMac, I'd like to know what you guys think about this subject. Co-incidentally, I just ran into a Steve Jobs video from the 2nd iMac that he introduced, and he claimed that users had written to Apple about the fact that they wanted Glossy screens, and nothing else. lol...I just thought I'd mention that. Anyway, I didn't realize that there seem to be quite a few more glossy displays on notebooks, All-in-One's, and stand-alone monitors, than there are anti-glare (matte). Can anyone tell me what the advantages of glossy screens are? So far, I've read that they have better contrast as well as more vivid colors. I don't really need to be able to see the display in direct sunlight, which seems to be another common factor upon which a lot of people base their decisions when it comes to what type of screen to buy. I have no real bases for comparison, and thus far, the glossy screens that I have seen in stores often seem very reflective. What do you guys prefer and why? Finally, a friend of mine told me about some kind of anti-glare coating that effectively gives a glossy display a matte finish. Has anyone here tried this? Thanks very much for every reply!