Edited to Add: After wiping it some more with a microfiber cloth and a little computer cleaner, it doesn't look nearly as bad. It looks perfect to the naked eye, but under a jeweler's loupe (obsessive, I know) I see one or two very small black dots. Maybe it was just some sort of residue from manufacturing that was in the grain/pores of the metal. In any case, I think I'll still contact Apple so it's on record in case it really is something that could resurface and get worse in the future. _______________________________ I purchased a 15-inch i7 MBP on Monday night. While getting acquainted with it yesterday, I noticed some small black dots on the front right corner of the upper case. They look more like the pitting I saw on my 2007 MBP than abrasions. Besides, I'm very careful with my electronics, especially those that cost this much. During the day it was on my very clean and soft bed, and at night I put it back in the box in which it was packaged. The rest of the computer is pristine. I know it's cosmetic, even a relatively minor cosmetic issue. If it were honest wear, that would be one thing, but I'm concerned that this might a defect. I've attached some pictures to see what all of you think.