Okay, so after weeks of reading about all of the MBP horror stories, last week I headed-off to two local Apple stores to do some research. Unfortunately the Apple employees weren't of much use, as I found that the people who frequent these forums know more about the hardware Apple is selling than the Apple-ites themselves. They looked-on in amazement as I placed my ear to each machine in the store, where I discovered that ALL of the display machines (regardless of processor speed) had the "whine". Of course, the Apple-ites had never heard of this sound and only one was curious enough to see for himself (I suppose it's easier to sell faulty computers with a clear conscience). Anyhow, inspite of all logic, I decided to purchase one anyway!!! For the record, I don't know what I was thinking. I just crossed my fingers, slapped the plastic down and prayed for a "good one". Afterall, I NEEDED a laptop - and they looked amazing. Now one week later, and two Mac Books later ("whine", warped casing/lid, volume trouble, crashes, etc.) I'm kicking myself for this clearly stupid decision. I'm now faced with returning exchanging the computer for a third machine and don't know what to do??? I have lost all faith in landing a trouble-free MBP. Gone is my rock-steady 20" iMac G5 (sold to afford this beautiful mess of a computer) so I need to walk out of the store with something (anything!) so I don't loose my mind, music and more. I share this computer with my gf who is suggesting a mini and a new macbook, so we have two computers and less duels. The trouble with that is that we would need two monitors - one for the mini and another for use with the laptop at home for design work. AHHHH! So any suggestions? I would be most appreciative. Thanks.