Well, after months of reading these forums I finally bought a Macbook Pro, thinking that my switch from the dark side would be a near epiphany moment. Sadly the moment that I opened the box and switched on the Macbook Pro was only met by disillusionment and disappointment. The screen was yellow at the bottom. The lighting at the top of the screen was clearly visible as two bright sources 5cm in from the edge on both sides of the monitor. Then after closing the lid in disgust I noticed that in my hurry to see Leopard in action (it wasn't installed, but just in the box) the lid did not sit flush, with it lifted 3mm up on the right hand side. Quality control clearly have different standards to those that part with their cash. So, after spending 50 minutes in a queue on the phone and then getting forwarded to the US (I'm UK incidentally) and telling my story again, after spending a bit of time explaining my disappointment I was offered £70 off and a replacement. Sadly, it was with a heavy heart (especially as I had already obtained an educational discount) that I had to decline the seemingly decent offer and ask for a return and refund. I have been looking to switch to Apple for about a decade. Leopard vs Vista finally convinced me, but sadly the beauty of their software and outer looks of their hardware cannot hide the plain truth that they use cheap and very flaky components in their laptop computers, showing contempt for professional users. I've been a mac pro waiter for months and I find it telling that most of the posts in the Mac Pro forums are about drivers, updates and people moaning about waiting. This section of the forums is flooded with complaints about dodgy hardware, people seemingly happy to compromise by using external DVD writers instead of the broken and noisy Superdrive, failing keyboards, trackpads, backlights, yellowing screens and on and on. Basically if you're lucky enough to have a working Macbook Pro first time, I'm happy for you. You've had the experience I was looking for. However it seems that even this late in the day for this model, it seems broken and unreliable, the very things that I haven't until now associated with Apple's computers. I know many of you will think I'm being foolish (perhaps even mad at potentially saving nearly £200), but I wanted a Mac because I was sick of the unpredictability of Windows, but this model of a "pro" machine feels like as much of a lottery, but with a premium price ticket attached. I remain a potential switcher, but not until I can buy hardware that I can rely on lasting as long as its useful life. 24 hours later...what do I think now?