Hi everyone! I am glad to finally be posting in here with you all! I have been reading these forums for more then a year now without ever posting i know i know i'm sorry My story: Since the Intel switch and the Macbook/MacBook Pro launch with the core duo processors I had been dreaming of switching. So much so that it rubbed off on my cousin and he bought a MacBook the day after listening to me talk about them I had been using a Dell Inspiron 5160 which is a complete failure in engineering in almost every conceivable way. That thing was huge, heavy, hot and loud. The fan ran full speed just by surfing the web and the battery lasts about 25minutes out of the box. I had to reapply heatsink paste on the cpu and gpu every couple months just to keep her quiet enough to bring to class. I am a Computer Science student here in Montreal Canada and i work with and have worked with Windows and Linux machines all my life. I got so bored with those two operating systems that i decided to save my money for an Apple laptop in fall of 2006. In mid march '07 i walked into the only apple store in Montreal which is actually outside the city (go figure) and dropped my savings on a MacBook Pro (2.16Ghz - 1GB ram - glossy). I have been so incredibly happy with my MBP and this awesome operating system called OS X. I am finally enjoying computing again. I enjoy spending extra time and putting extra work into my assignments and projects to get them to run on a mac though it can get quite frustrating sometimes. It took me about 15 minutes to understand the GUI (graphical user interface for the non-geeks) and a couple of days to get most of the differences between Linux/Unix terminal and OS X terminal. I suppose I adapted so quickly because of my previous computing knowledge and my area of study. I don't have any serious issues with my MBP though when I pulled it out of the box I immediately noticed that the screen was significantly curved. Both sides of the screen were curving upwards when the laptop is closed. Given all the problems I had seen that others have experienced I decided to live with it because everything else was absolutely perfect. After several weeks of use I can attest that the curvature of the screen has reduced to a point where it doesn't bother me at all. I am very happy about that. My guess is that during manufacturing the metal was exposed to significant temperature changes and as a result the aluminum has expended or shrunk. I left Mechanical Engineering for Computer Science so don't take my word for it . I don't know nothing about picture editing or video editing but I do DJ and produce Electronic music so I am planning on putting the MBP through its paces in that respect (Logic Pro or Ableton Live are in my sights). I use to always be dissapointed that switchers didn't include pics of their new babies in their introduction threads so here she is (I apologize for the horrible quality but i don't own a digital camera, I only have my cell phone): I am glad to be finally participating in this forum since you all played a major roll in my switching and I still have lots of questions and projects in mind which I am guaranteed to come here for help.