I ask this question because the paint on my silver Sony Vaio's right mouse button has worned down to near white and there are also scratches. On appearence, the Sony Vaio looks like it uses the same sort of coating as the MBP. But apple advertizes that they use adonization on their MBPs and I'm not sure if the Sony Vaio's do. I've owned silver iPods and they never had their silver coating wearing down to white or show scratches even after heavy use. So I'm curious if the MBP's proneness to wear and tear is closer to the silver iPods or the Sony Vaio. Here's a picture of the wear and tear on the Vaio... Thanks for your help. Here's a picture of the sony vaio model I'm referring to that shows wear and tear... And here's a picture of the silver iPod I have that hasn't had any similar problems and supposedly uses anodization. Which do you think the MBP's coating is more similar to?