I´m really happy with the screen, the glare is a non issue. I can´t see any gradient or backlight issues so far, I´ve reduced the backlight to minimum and set the background at solid grey. MAYBE a bit more yellowish at the middle but that´s a big maybe. Maybe I´m just seeing things that aren´t there and if it´s even there it´s so little that it doesn´t really matter. I´m hoping I won´t get any freezing issues and will not download the 1.1 uprade. I´ll keep you posted but so far I´m happy! I´ve had bad experiences with apple before(MBP) so I was sceptic this time around. I just wanted to post a positive review since they´re seldom seen here on the forum.