Just got back from my local Fry's Electronics and they had 2 MBP 15's up and running. I ran my finger across the strip above the "F" keys were most have posted that it is super hot to the touch and it was cool as a cucumber. I am pretty sure that this is an isolated event. But felt that is was worth mentioning. I have a PB 17" 1ghz and now I am upgrading to a MBP 15 2Ghz and that is due to arrive tomorrow and will be very interested to see if it is a cool one. It really is a crap shoot to by one of these machines right now. I have my fingers crossed.