I made the switch to Apple a month ago with the 15' powerbook. First I had 4 of the small white spots and had to wait 2 weeks to get my screen replaced. After that, my latch no longer closed and I had to get that fixed. Now I notice that the casing was not sealed properly and there's a slight gap running along the front and also, the top of the DVD slot looks like it is curving inwards ever so slightly. To top it off, I think I'm beginning to notice a small spot on the screen (about 8mm diameter) that appears just a tad *darker* (is there any app that can help confirm?). This is driving me nuts. I love the apple platform, but I have never had so many of these quality issues with my previous laptops. Or am I just scrutinizing things too much? My impression is that the powerbook is designed to look elegant, but is simply not as durable as pc counterparts (namely thinkpads) and there are apparently serious quality control issues.