HI, I am new to the world of Mac's but have been contemplating purchasing a Mac Book Pro for some time now. My dilemma is which version of Mac Book pro to purchase- the most recent release or the previous generation? I have tried both and I love the new screen (contrary to many people I don't have an issue with the glare) and love the new multitouch pad (I don't like the old gen touchpad). My local university store rep's advice was to buy the old gen as it is better value for money ($1199.00 vs. $1849.00) and they didn't recommend buying new generation anything. They didn't seem to think the new mac book pro offered anything substantial over the previous generation (said to buy it if you like flashy new things- sigh). I would appreciate any thoughts people have on these comments or on which computer to buy?