Ok, so I've had my first generation MBP since April of 2006. And my history of repairs on this thing is insane. I will list them later. Just last week, I brought it in for intermittent brightness/dimming and it came back worse than before with the machine turning off by itself after 6 seconds of booting. So it's back in repair. The genius says, if the same thing keeps happening, they'll have to give me a new mbp. Which mbp do you think they'll give me (if they can't fix it)? The same one I have, the previous c2d or the latest one? Here's a list of the problems I've had since I had my MBP: Problem 1: Logic board, inverter, battery (due to recall) replaced Problem 2: Top keyboard assembly replaced Problem 3: Release latch assembly replaced Problem 4: Logic board, fan assembly and something else replaced Problem 5: Keyboard assembly replaced due to dancing backlight Problem 6: Battery replaced having only 100ish battery cycles (Current) Problem 7: Display inverter board, logic board, inverter/camera cable replaced Seriously, I do IT consulting and w/o my main machine, it has simply been a pain in the @ss with a secondary one.