After much consideration, I'm thinking about getting a black MacBook instead of the white. Black just fits me better, as most of my other electronics are black. But the reason I'm wanting the black now is because of the coating and the quality of the black over the white. The glossy, white coat scratches easily, and I don't want the MacBook to be covered in scratches a year down the road. Do the black not crack as much as the white models have reportedly? I know that the cracks are more from the user's treatment, so this isn't much of a problem. I'm also curious about the feel of the black MacBook. I understand it's a matte feel, but its it rough or is it smooth to the touch? I had a black Dell Inspiron and the feel of it was rough. I don't want the MacBook if it's like that because that just feels cheap to me. Also is the interior(palm rest, area around the screen, etc.) the same color as the exterior coating? In the whites, I'm pretty sure that the interior is a light grey color, and doesn't match the white coating completely. I might just have to take a two hour trip to the nearest Best Buy and look for myself at the laptops... If anybody has any advice to my question, I would much appreciate it.