Something happened today, that I didn't expect. I walked into an Apple reseller and fell head over heel's over an MBP 17". I love the look, the specifications are perfect and it's portable which is a big plus. Just one thing is holding me back - I also like to play Sims 3, I'm concerned that the 9600M GT / 512MB may not be powerful enough to play? If I can't play my Sims 3 on a MBP 17", really well - I'm probably going to settle for an iMac.