I've been an apple fan ever since I got my first 17" G4 laptop. I loved that computer. In fact, I still love it- 7 years later, and its still in service. But... I've gotten a lot of apple gear since, and I am about ready to throw in the towel on the 'new' apple. Ever since that first great laptop, each new apple item i've gotten has gotten progressively worse in terms of quality. After that first g4 laptop, i've gotten i) a g5 imac (wireless never worked right), ii) an original intel 24" imac (ongoing fan noise problems, and HD crash after 2 years), iii) an intel minimac (HD crashed on me after 1 year), iv) an intel 20" imac (powersupply problems, random intermittant loss of power after 2 years), v) a 12 month old Macbook Pro (keyboard and mouse freeze up randomly, key fell off the keyboard), vi) a 40gb appletv ('loses' the computer it is synced with 2x a day, forcing me to restart both the appletv and the syncing computer), vii) a 3g iphone (horrible wireless- with full bars, drop one out of two calls- plus random seizing up, freezes, lagging, etc.), viii) a 6 month old 24" iMac (horrible fan noise/clicking, buggy wireless connections to airport extreme base station, etc.), iix) a 3 year old macbook (only works when plugged in- battery system is dead). Wasn't apple supposed to 'just work'? I'm about to throw in the towel and head back to M$ land. I went the apple way because things were supposed to 'work' (what the hell is up with iChat btw? why doesn't it ever work right?), but that initial promise has been increasingly unfulfilled. Am I the only one that is seeing what is happening to our beloved apple? Where did the quality control go? What has happened to just 'working' right? Why is every piece of equipment I have purchased over the last 7 years falling apart?