Well, if you're sick of hearing enthusiastic first time buyers swoon, click away now =) Thought I'd share this because it's what I read on Macrumors that made me make the switch from a laptop I wasn't happy with to my new MBP. It's a useless post, but I just thought I'd let you guys know I finally decided to make the trip into the city and get myself that MBP I've been wanting. I had it upgraded to 4GB ram in the store. I had a couple of concerns about me finding adequate replacement for the two windows applications I use most - Slsk and Microsoft Works. My concern lasted as long as it took me to unbox it - I found NeoOffice, (Christ, can't believe it's everything MS would charge you a fortune to buy! and SolarSeek and both work perfectly, NeoOffice opens my docx files and the layout is familiar. And behold - NO activation, NO security popups, just a gorgeous OS and a beautiful big screen =))) After having a cheap HP notebook for a while now I can't believe just how silent the MBP is!! I've never had such a silent computer in my life! Setup was easy, no crappy bloatware, no worries about installing anti-virus software and keeping it up to date.... I can't believe it! How I should have bought myself a Mac years ago - after all the first computers I ever used were Macs and I always liked em. Man... I'm really happy! I thought getting the hang of a completely new os would be a painful experience, but everything's easy to use, look gorgeous and figuring out the OS is a no-brainer. I've appreciated my iPods and my iPhone, but today I became a complete "mac convert" - Only two or three hours after first having booted my new Mac I know I'm not going back to Windows. At least not while I'm in my right mind. So yeah, thank you Apple, for this awesome piece of gear!! I can't wait to start my second year of university now, and bring it along to classes! Anyhow. Me = extremely happy, I can only recommend it to everyone!