Just a quick note to say I received my new late 2008 MBP a couple of days ago and I'm loving it I bought it to replace my 1st gen MBP (which has served me very well with no issues) and it is a hell of a lot better performance wise. Prefer the new design, keyboard, screen (not the black bezel though) and very impressed with how quiet it is. I slapped in my own hard drive in just a couple of minutes too, much easier than taking the 1st gen MBP completely apart! It has definitely been a long wait (aprox 2 weeks) but well worth it, and scouring these forums for the past 2 or 3 weeks did get me sweating a bit with the various issues people have been having with their new purchases. I examined every surface for blemishes before taking the wrapper off, checked the keys, the screen, the drive, the battery cover etc and thankfully it is a perfect specimen. But as we all know, its always people who have problems with their machines who post on these types of forums rather than people who don't, so here I am trying to address the balance a bit! So the moral of the story is, anyone who is seriously considering purchasing a new MBP but worried about the problems some people have been having, go for it!