seem inevitable, but they seemed to develop immediately and without warning. I took my MacBook into the Emeryville, CA Apple Store in September '07, just 30 days after I had bought it, and the genius said there was very little they could do to remedy the situation. So, I was considering selling my MacBook and upgrading to the MacBook Air, but those scratches would cause the price to be much lower than I had hoped to sell it for, since it is not in "like new" condition. Well, I took it in today and the genius said they appear to be minute and cosmetic, and it doesn't appear to be problematic with the operation of the MacBook. They said it would cost about $600 to replace the screen, and they would take care of the cost of labor, so deduct about $150 and that would be my cost for the repair. It was clear to the genius and the manager that I've kept my MacBook in pristine condition, but that was not considered in their decision. My next step is "undetermined," so if there are any suggestions on what to do, please overwhelm me with your experience and ideas!