I have for a while (around 6 months) been considering taking the plunge into mac. After using another persons mac over the past month i have decided the time is right. I had originally set myself on a 20" iMac, though seeing the new SR MBPs I am pretty sure i will go for one of these instead, due to the obvious advantage of portability, and the same specs. Reading up about the MBP, and I realise these are about the previous models to the SRs, i keep coming across apparent reliability issues flagged. I have read in certain places of people having to return their new MBP multiple times in weeks, and others of an insane heat level which burns/melts your desk. I am assuming these issues will only occur under heavy use, say, running a game or 3d rendering for and increased amount of time. Though I would like to clarify, is this a general issue under 'normal' use? I fully understand, that is the SR MBPs are brand new, it is unliklely for people to have come across these problems so far, though if any have, please do let me know, I would assume/hope apple has ironed out most of these issues with the new model. I am looking at the AppleCare program, which seems incredibly expensive £270 to add on the £1,500 of the 15" 2.4Ghz. Is it worth getting this care though? will reliability be a significant issue? I am thinking of using my mac for heavy photo editing and 2d animation/ graphic design (eg illustrator), is this suitable, or would I be better off getting an iMac? or even the lower Macbook 2.2Ghz? (17-inch is just too big for a 'laptop/notebook' imo) Thanks for your help, in advance.