Hey... I have been reading through this forum a lot these last couple days, and it has started to freak me out a bit. Are all these problems people are having really that common? Whining, crashing, over heating.... I going off to a boarding high school next year and am getting a new MacBook Pro sometime in mid-June, around the base model 2.5 Ghz 15 inch model, and I have been doing my research and it seems like there are no end to the weird problems people are having. Are the vast majority of people actually problem free and are just not posting here? I am used to a stoic iMac where the only issues are self-inflicted and software-related. Also, I have a tendency to overestimate how much funds I am going to have, so I want to make sure I need what I want if that makes sense. I play Halo and am looking forward to StarCraft II, but I do want to expand my gaming to newer (read: more graphically heavy) games. I spend a lot of time on photoshop with iTunes and iChat running, and do a lot of video editing. I have heard that the top-of-the line MacBook is often better at video stuff (other than gaming) then the 2.4 MBPro is. Would it be better to spring the extra $400 or so for the 2.5? I am probably going to have to use this computer for 4 years, so I dont want to screw this up. "I" do have an education discount of $200+ because my mom is on the board of some high school. Also, what is the downside to a glossy screen? Since Apple is not charging extra for it I know there must be a catch xD. Power-hungry? Thanks for the help.