I just wanted to share my happiness. I've had 2 macbook pros so far over the last 1.5 years. I upgraded from a tibook to a macbook pro CD matte last year and then to a 2.2 SR glossy macbook pro a few months ago. I absolutely ADORED them. The macbook pro is the cadillac of computers. I LOVE my pro machine and never planned on leaving a pro machine. Until last week. Because I'm a student, and it's my last semester I have very little power needs for design at the moment. Soooo a 600 dollar "downgrade" was very appealing to me. Today I received my 2.2 blackbook (only 1230 through my schools awesome deals) and I ADORE this machine. It has a whole different feel to it, but I really enjoy it. Maybe it's just the "new toy" syndrome I have right now, but I never thought going back to a consumer notebook would feel so nice! It speeds along just as well as my macbook pro does on most stuff. Sure it gets a little hotter (my SR macbook pro ran super cool) but it makes up for it in it's cuteness (yeah.. i'm a girl, computers are cute) and form. Sure, I'll miss the firewire 800, the 15.4 inch LED screen (although I was one of the people REALLY hoping for a macbook pro 12 or 13inch... and if that ever does happen i'll go back to pro), the macbook pro keyboard which I always liked, and the two sides of ports, but I think I will be pretty darn happy with this for the next few months. I'm sure I'll be upgrading back to the power of the pro notebook come summer once I'm out in the professional world and need the 3d rendering and design power, and pro feel back, but I think the next few months are going to be swell! So many people complain, I just wanted to share my joy and say I am now a believer in both sides of the fence - pro and consumer. They are both great!