After browsing these forums since May, I finally purchased a MacBook from Apple.com on Monday, July 10th. I've never used a Mac before, except in the Apple Store, so I'm quite excited to jump into OSX. The sad news, however, is that the computer won't arrive, according to Apple's estimations, until Wednesday, July 26th! Eep! Sadness! Is it normal to wait 16 days for a product to arrive when ordering directly through Apple? Anyway, I wanted to say "Thank you" to all the people who have made great, insightful posts on these forums. You really helped educate me into what I think is a well-informed purchase. Now, it's time to sit back and count the days until my new toy arrives.