After 20 years working with Billy's OS I decided I'd had enough of the Redmond BS and began the religious conversion to a Mac. (There are Mac zealots but Im still waiting to meet a Windows zealot, just Windows realists: I use it a work so I have the same at home, but its not great by any stretch of the imagination...and please don't install Vista on my computer). My MBP arrived late yesterday and I spend the evening setting it up. The setup is rather straightforward save for the blue-tooth keyboard setup that was a bit quirky. I Connected the MPB to my 30 inch monitor my, oh my! And had wireless networking up in short order. So now some first impressions: 1. The machine is built like a tank. Similar to the iPhone, the MPB just feels solid. 2. The display (17 hi-res, no gloss) is the best Ive seen on a laptop. 3. Installing software is simple. 4. I prefer Mozilla Firefox over Safari. Maybe, at heart, Im a open-source kind of guy. 5. Changing memory (4 Gb from Crucial) was a piece of cake yes, I had a #00 Phillips-head screwdriver. 6. I kept saying that cool as I familiarized myself with the OS .why is that? 7. Apple support sucks. Wanted to call them regarding the wireless keyboard not working correctly but it was after 6pm. Hmm given that I work from 8 to 6pm, do I need to call Australia (via skype) for tech support in the evenings? 8. For all of the intuitiveness within the OS, when connected to the 30 display, figuring out how to use the wireless mouse and keyboard with the laptop display fully in the close position was NOT intuitive .but I figured it out after about 20 minutes. 9. MS Office 2004 was a step back from what I used on the PC. Need to upgrade to 2008. 10. It will take some time to get used to an applications window being detached from the pull-down menus. 11. This machine is fast! Overall I am really happy with the purchase. There is a lot to get used to and I need to install Parallels to get to my 2 remaining windows apps (Visio and Project). Then Ill be able to put my old laptop away for good.