Well, my MacBook case is starting to come apart in two places. The first is in the corner above the IR receiver, as you can see in the picture I've attached. The second place is a small spot above the SuperDrive. Also, the battery is starting to deform, as you can see in the other picture I've attached. I absolutely dread calling AppleCare and setting up a repair after what happened last time. I don't want to go without the system for a month and have to send it back and forth multiple times while Flextronics (one of the companies Apple uses for repairs) ends up sending my system back to me in worse shape than it goes out in. I mean.. my first Mac had the faulty SuperDrive. I sent it in for repair, they made the SuperDrive worse on the second send in, they scratched up the casing TWICE and left me with a mouse button that only half worked. I fear what would happen this time. I already sent an email off to email@example.com to see if they're willing to do anything. The case coming apart certainly isn't cosmetic or "wear and tear" either. It's a design flaw. When the lid is closed (and its closed often because I hardly use the system), it pushes down on the top case and actually lifts the edge up. Theres no way "wear and tear" could explain the spot over the SuperDrive that is beginning to lift either. And the battery... well, thats just a fire hazard! Update in my most recent post at the bottom of the page.