So I ordered a new mbp through macconnection. A week later, and it arrived. After reading the forums for weeks, I can't open it in good faith. The customer service was phenomenal and isn't charging me a restocking fee due to the current mbp issues. I was treating myself to my first mbp after owning previous generation low end macs for years. The nvidia chip may not be a time bomb, but there's enough bad news to warrant holding off. It disturbs me to see how many people make up excuses for these issues. So many of my macs (lowend!) were so outrageously stable that I even use them close to 10 years and multiple users later! So I'm sending my shiny new purchase off until I see something promising about this whole gpu situation.