I did it... For numerous reasons. 1) I couldn't pass up the refurbished price of 2,099 which I feel is a good deal 2) I though long and hard about and Just can't live with vista till February when the new macbook pro's will probably come in 3) I don't think we will see a major redesign of the pro till June (but that's me) 4) I am just ready to switch... So any advice you have for me. Any things I should do to ensure that my macbook pro has no problems? Anythings like heating up the system (thermal paste issue) etc? Any software to download? Any upgrades to get? Thanks for the advice. -Josh "A Happy Switcher"