here's my rather long and tortured road to getting a new mbp once they are announced. as shown in my sig, i have a 2.4 SR which i just bought last year and is in pretty good condition, so there was no way i was jumping on the wagon for this update. however, i did have a couple of dark spots on my hi-res lcd ever since i had the machine, came back from overseas for a year, took it to the apple store for something else, asked them about the dark spot and they were willing to replace the lcd, woohoo. dropped it off, waited a few days, came back, new lcd was great....until i checked the profile and noticed that it was the 1680 lcd, not the 1920 one. pointed it out to them, they ordered the new one, came back a few days later, they changed it...noticed at home that there were 5 dead/stuck pixels (my original one had none), called the apple store, they again agreed to change it for another one. that was last wk. picked it up this morning with the 3rd lcd replacement by this point, inspected it at the store for dead/stuck pixels, sure enough, there were at least 4 of them. not sure why these replacement lcds seem to be more prone to have bad pixels. they agreed to swap it again, i waited at the store, 45 min later, came back with the 4th lcd, the genius showed it to me, did the dead pixel test with the diff. primary colors--perfect, no problems....until i checked the profile again cause i thought the text and menu bar looked kinda big...arrgghh!! 1680 lcd again! i was pretty fed up, and apparently so was the manager at the store, so he said, forget it, just give him a new machine, swap out the hdd and give him a new mbp. then the genius who worked on the machine pointed out that it was a BTO, so they would have to order it, but reminded him quietly that they couldn't order a new one (presumably cause the new ones are being announced tmw). so i chimed in and said, if we could wait till tmw and this way, they can give me the new mbp when it's announced, and they said ok! swwweet! so they told me to bring my mbp back to the store after the announcement is made and take it from there. well, that's my story, haven't gotten the new mbp in hand so i guess there's a chance it might not work out, but i'm gonna think positive. man, i love apple.