First a question, then some information that may or may not have been posted already. Question: is the palmrest and case cracking mostly the white model, or does it effect the black (either as much or smaller percentage) as well? It seems the majority on this and other forums has been white, but that could be coincidence. Reason I'm asking is that I can't wait past Oct. 14th; I've got someone else waiting on my current machine, and I have to order something on or around that timeframe, I can't keep extending it. So if that happens, I'd be getting a Blackbook, as the faulty nVidia cards in the MBP are more troublesome to me than palmrest cracks. That being said, this may have been posted before, but I thought it worth posting: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Core-Duo/Upper-Case/86/6/ I've done repairs on a few Macs for people by going off of iFixit, and most if not all were considered "moderate" difficulty, which I feel is accurate. I'm sure it's been posted before, but may help newer folks know that stuff can be replaced after warranties expire, or whatever the case may be.