I purchased my new Macbook Pro 15" 2.4ghz w/ a glossy screen earlier this week. I also got a 32gb ipod touch and a canon photo printer with the back to school promo. I was very concerned about my purchase as this was going to be my first Mac and I have carefully read all of the horror stories about the problems people have been having. We have an on-campus Apple reseller, but I drove 1.5 hrs to the closest actual Apple store so that I could go back to them if I had problems, instead of mailing it back to Apple. The first decision I struggled with is the matte vs. glossy screen. After comparing them on several occasions at the apple store I decided to go with the glossy. I was first using it at home and thought they had given me the matte on accident. Without the bright direct lights you find in the apple store, I couldn't see any reflections in my screen, even with a dark background. I have been using the laptop in several types of conditions around school, usually with overhead flourescent lighting and also sitting in front of a window during a sunny day. I couldn't be happier with my choice. The glossy screen is extremely sharp and comfortable to read. There are no dead pixels and no yellowing of the screen whatsoever. I have tried to replicate the LED backlight problem but was unable to make it happen. The screen is very bright and evenly lit. My lid sits perfectly flush with the lower half when closed, there is no warping at all. Trackpad and keyboard work flawlessly without any interruption in input. My power adapter is working fine and the LED status on the magsafe works as it is supposed to. This machine is extremely fast and is a real joy to use, and I am a very picky consumer.