I got a new Macbook Pro 4 months ago, as an insurance replacement after a house break-in deprived me of my Powerbook. The new machine was a 2.16GHz Core Duo (original, not 2). At first I thought this was an amazing machine, super fast in comparison with my old Powerbook G4. However, in 4 short months the following things have become evident to me: 1. It gets as a hot as hell and I don't see why I should have to manually tweak the fans on a £1500 machine. Jives (Jobs and Ives) should think their designs through a little more thoroughly. 2. The case has started to warp and buckle, just above the sleep light on the front of the case. Also, the eject key has warped so that it sticks out at a jaunty angle. This concerns me as my old Powerbook started to warp after a couple of years such that I had difficulty getting CDs in and out of the drive. Apparently history is repeating itself much faster. 3. As of about 3 days ago, putting CDs or DVDs into the laptop causes the most awful racket. It seems to still play films and accept data CDs but when I put a blank DVD into the machine it eventually spits it out again. Great. I'm basically fed up with the build quality on Apple laptops. My wife has an Intel Mac Mini which is a great, reliable bit of kit. The same cannot be said for my MBP. It has a flimsy, poorly designed feel to it that I find really disappointing. I love OS X, I hate having to use Windows or Linux on the desktop. Howerver, I wish I could run OS X on a laptop that was more reliable and resilient. Apple laptops are like stage props, they look good on films and TV shows but they are of little use in "real life".