I realize that forums are the place where folks discuss problem issues and that if all is well then we don't often hear about that, but I notice a lot of threads about problems that appear to be the result of manufacturing and assembling issues. Being new to Macs, I have no frame of reference, but does there seem to be more of those sorts of problems now than in years past? Were Macs always assembled or manufactured in China? If not, did they suffer less from manufacturing or assembly issues then than they do now? The reason that I ask is that lately there have been a lot of news reports of goods produced in China that have been defective or had to be recalled and I was wondering if Mac production facilities in China could be suffering the same sort of problems. I assume that producing Macs in China is economically more advantageous for Apple than making them elsewhere, but if there is indeed a quality issue because of their place of manufacture or assembly that results in more warranty returns and repairs then perhaps it would make more economic sense to build them with better quality control and a higher up front price than having to spend a lot of time and money on fixing problems caused by lower quality manufacturing or assembling. Like I said, I don't know about Macs but I bought a MBP last week and I am expecting it to arrive in a week or so. That will be my first experience with Apple products. I'm hoping my experience will be positive.