Hi All! New member, first time poster here! Well, quick history... I'm an IT manager for a Windows shop and honestly I'm not really anybody's fanboy. My main work notebook is currently a Toshiba (my company is owned by Toshiba) A10 running Windows 7 beta (7000 build). I have an iMac in my home office (the one just prior to the aluminum iMacs). My wife has a Vista notebook for her photography business (don't get me started on the oddity of a household where the artsy photographer woman doesn't like Macs and prefers Vista, but the engineer/IT manager guy uses a Mac at home). Oh, and from time-to-time, I get around to playing with an Ubuntu box. Long story short, I'm probably just really geeky type that loves it all. Anyway, I've been toying with getting a new MBP for awhile now and I finally pulled the trigger a few minutes ago. Well, actually, I bought a refurb (15" Uni, 2.53 GHz) from Apple.com. I had a budget of $2500 (at no interest for a year), and I toyed with buying from Amazon (new), but I got tired of waiting for them to bring back the $100 rebate. I feel pretty good about getting a refurb direct from Apple, based on everything I've read on here. Oh, and I'm getting bonus points via my credit card's rewards program. Now, that left me with a little $ left over, so I bought a refurb 40GB Apple TV too. That was the impulse buy. My wife is so gonna kill me tomorrow (one of those "you can buy it if you want to, but I still reserve the right to kill you later if I'm not in a good mood" comments). All that, after tax, with free shipping, I'm out the door at $2,488.88. I can't wait!