I was getting a grey screen with the logo, pinwheel and a small status bar on the bottom. Tried rebooting in safe move, tried hardware test with the original disc, tried the Lion Restore, tried resetting permissions. Called apple... They walked me through doing those same things again (I didn't mind because honestly it would have been better if it had just worked). So they're shipping me a new HDD today and I have to ship the old one back. I absolutely HATE not having my MBP handy. I have to go into my office to use a computer because my wife's windows laptop blows and it just sucks to use!