Hey all, I've owned quite a few PBs and MBPs in my time, and I have to say this is the first time I was unhappy with an apple product (aside from my general disappointment with Apple's choice to force you to use a glossy screen). I hope that nobody gets offended with my rant, but I'm sure there are a lot of other people who feel the same way. Right now, I own a 17" Santa Rosa MBP, but it has been in the shop a few times. It is my work horse. I do all my work with it, and all my play with it (ok, I'm going to admit I play World of Warcraft here lol). I have a clinic I'm teaching at the end of the month, and recently my battery started to swell. In addition to that, my touchpad stopped working. I got the touchpad fixed, but I'm still waiting on the delivery of the battery. So, I started looking at the new MBPs. I can't really afford to have downtime. The first thing I couldn't handle on the new MBPs was the glossy screen. This is coming from someone who remembers the CRT days, when we used to buy anti-glare shields to avoid the glossiness (does anyone else see the irony here?). Whenever I look at a glossy screen, it gives me eye strain. My eyes alternate between focussing on the content of the screen, and the glare in the background. What was Apple thinking? Oh yeah, curb appeal so they can attract more customers. Ok, so I found Techrestore who will swap out the glossy screens for $200. However, there are still some other issues I have. Firstly, the track pad is not pleasant to use. It's very "clunky" while my current MBP has a nice soft click to it. Similarly, the new black keyboards are very cheap and plastic in feel. I prefer the feel of my aluminum keyboard. Although it might use plastic keys as well, it feels softer somehow, and easier to type on. Lastly, I can't believe they didn't round the edges on the bodies. When I put my wrists on the body to type, the edge digs in to my skin which is completely uncomfortable. My santa rosa has a plastic piece that runs around the edges that makes it more comfortable. I feel that if I move my wrists side to side, I'm going to slit my wrists (maybe this is a feature enhancement for over-pressured sales execs? Just kidding.) Obviously all the designers wear long sleeved shirts, all the time. I used to be proud of Apple for their designs, but lately I'm not so sure. Don't even get me started on why they dropped the firewire ports on the 13" Macbooks - probably to make more MB users switch to a MBP. Similarly they probably only offer the matte screen only on the 17" to get 15" users to upgrade to a 17". For the average user, paying $3000 to get a matte screen apple computer is a little crazy. Thanks to all that listened. I hope that Apple fixes these issues for upcoming revisions. For now, I think I'm going to stick with my Santa Rosa.