So, basically Ive always been a Windows user, and never really paid attention to Mac or OSX, even claimed I hated it out of plain ignorance just by looking at the lesser specs they offer vs a highly tuned notebook. But in the last 2 years, allot has changed. Ive been living off an almost 4 year old Asus G1-S gaming notebook, had it upgraded to 4GB of ram and a 7200 HDD from the start, and runs on a 2.2 C2D which gave me allot of future proof time, and never ever really found big issues on Vista, and it isnt giving me any on 7. Runs cs5 just fine, multitasking is ok. But them some things changed, been getting farther and farther into photography, been rendering allot of HD footage, and well seems a C2D @ 2.2 isnt cutting it anymore. I also used to be big into gaming, but games are requiring 512mb on the gpu now (minimum) and well, the 8600mGT only had 256. Battery life is still ok (for a windows notebook) but the main issue has become weight (I move up and down all day, camera bag, lighting bag, tripod etc etc etc etc, and sometimes a few grams off the notebook would be heaven, and the other main issue is the screen color calibration, its just awful, colors are all over the place (resolution is fine at 1680 x 1050). So, in a nutshell, specs for HD video are bad, cant keep up with gaming, lcd screen sucks for photography, and the weight is killing me, and would love for longer battery life. So as you can see, it all aimed at the 15 MBP with Hi rez Anti-g, I usually dont like being limited by the tech I use, and Ive always seen Mac as a platform with its clear limitations, but the need to push my professional photography has pushed me to just look over that and to get what would be best for me. So Ive been scouting around mac users, mac forums, mac reviews, basically looking into what Im getting into, and Ive been slightly turned off by how many failed, malfunctioning, and broken MBPs are running around, friends of mine have had severe issues with overheating, slow slow SLOW OS performance, battery chargers that wont last a week, dead pixels, HDs spinning like crazy just an endless array of FAIL. Now, this could be just because what people post online is always just complaining and issues, and well, if as is well, why post or no new is good news you may say. My question is, is Apple getting lazy on quality control? Or have I just been looking in places where ppl just post problems? And Im not planning on getting the current generation, not moving a penny until SB is out, considering Im willing to spend 2k max on my next notebook. Last question, is it true that MBP pretty much have the best notebook LCD out there, because Ive been told to look into the Vaio F series, which some people claim is king on the LCD department. Any photographers that can share some experience w/ a MBP, would be great.