Just early impressions... 1-I bought the new MBP to upgrade from my mid-07 MacBook, largely because of screen damage that I wanted to fix, but figured I'd rather put those several hundred dollars toward a newer machine. This call was further supported by a flaky firewire port. 2-However I was still on the fence about it-to the point that I purchased it and had it at home for over a week before unboxing it. 3-I was used to the smaller MB, and truth be told if FW remained in the MB line, I would have probably gone in that direction. The size of the MBP takes a little getting used to, for me. Though I think the width allows it to sit more comfortably on my lap. 4-The keyboard--I had read elsewhere that the new MBP keyboard was the same as the old MB keyboard layout, and I do not believe this is really true. Reason I say that is because I can type without errors on the MB keyboard, and there is adefinetly a period of adjustment for the new MBP keyboard. Either its the change of dimensions, or things are slightly more spread out....I found myself hitting the caps lock inadverdently instead of the A quite a bit, a problem I never had with the MB. Just looks like things are spaced just a bit more differently. Minor, but something I will pay attention to. 5-I am, I think, going to be glad I bought this (or, Ill be sending it back for a top of the line last rev MB if not). Reason being, that flaky firewire port---I went to use migration assistant, and for a while it was hanging thinking my old mac was restarting, when it was already at the TDM icon. So I wiggled the firewire connection and it helped, got things moving, and about halfway through the connection died because I moved it a hair. So either I have a bad cable (brand new, so I would be skeptical), or the FW port is really messed up (which, based on other recent experiences connecting external drives, I'd say it's option B). Which means to fix that, its a new logic board, and between that and the screen, I am at a low end MB at the very least. I do photo editing (not professional) but looking at the screen.....its gorgeous. Yes, i do notice some reflections, but last night mostly it was the corners, and not too bad at that. But, especially because of point #5, I am glad I opted for new rather than repair. Even if the logic board is otherwise fine, losing my FW port is huge.