I ordered the morning of the 23rd, shipped the morning of the 29th and it arrived this morning on the 31st about an hour ago. The MBP is a CTO: 2.53, 4gb ram, 320 7200rpm This is my first apple computer. I use them occasionally at school and my previous laptop died so I felt it was time to have a more reliable machine that was better built and had better customer service. So the first thing I did was go through the checklist of problems. No burnt pixels I'm pretty sure. The screen is pretty fantastic and indoors at my house I have zero reflection problems even with the screen light not all the way up. As for the screen falling, I can bring the laptop to about 75-80 degrees before it will fall closed, so this isn't an issue at all. The battery cover is the only problem I've noticed so far. It's not big enough to be a problem, right now, but it does shift. It doesn't wiggle without something pushing on it and it's not a problem, but it does shift around if I push it (even with pushing out the tabs a bit more). It also doesn't sit perfectly flush but that doesn't bother me. If it's an issue when I start putting this in a case then I'll deal with it then. Everything else so far is pretty flawless. I don't love the spacebar on the keyboard. I can't get three finger gestures to work in firefox (but the others work). Now I just need to get more familiar with the OS. Thank you all for informing me about every detail of this machine before it arrived. You guys have been a great help.