So the first one I had had the top half of the screen much brighter than the bottom half, which turns out to be something that's pretty normal with most if not all MacBook Pro's I've come across. Should have just stuck with the first MacBook Pro and would have had no more problems. Still, before then I exchanged it then the second had scratches on the palm rest when viewed from a studio light (I'm sure there are light, hidden scratches on all MacBook Pro's but nothing this ridiculous) in addition to being grossly misaligned top lid (when looking at the sides): Then the next one had a super recessed battery indicator button and same screen issue with brightness (wasn't sure if it's all or selective, but replaced it anyways to avoid doubt) The next one I got had a dead pixel that the manager replaced immediately. Now this one seems fine, except for a slight grinding noise when opening the machine. I've heard lots of machines squeak when opening, which is probably a similar cause. I already see how: compared with the left side that is flush: and it's a slight noise I didn't really notice in the store when I opened the machine up. I don't want to go back and deal with them, waste my time, and have the staff think that I'm crazy. But dead pixel, I think above all else, was something I did not want to live with. What do you think? Argh, I'm beginning to think a not flawed 13" isn't out there and I should just deal. If I have problems, I'll deal with Apple care I suppose. Bottom line is quality control is out of control on these MacBook Pros. I also had an i7 antiglare that I got replaced immediately because the first one had a dent on the screen that the manager immediately recognized. Waiting for my X25-M and Optibay to come so I can put in an SSD.