For the last five years I have really hammered my 12" PowerBook. Sometimes literally, when I have hammer-and-punched some of the warps out of the case. I have tripped and yanked it off tables numerous time, breaking the tips of the power cables off inside the machine. I've dropped it. I've braked hard and watched it fly off the passenger seat. The paint has been scraped off by thousands of hours of cuff-button friction and my nails have gouged holes in the letter keys, but it is all cosmetic. There's nothing structurally wrong with this thing. A joke's a joke. I'm in serious danger of not being able to justify getting a new MacBook Pro. I'm just a writer. I don't need really need graphic and audio capabilities. I don't even really need formatting capabilities to be honest. I could do my work on an iPad dock, really. But I do want a new machine. Five years is long enough. Come on, please, give me a compelling reason to retire this one. Were these 12" PowerBooks an anomaly, or when I eventually buy a new machine, am I destined to another half decade or more of the same machine? Why won't it die!