w00t, I am excited. It was a dreadful experience opening it as I had already thought about all the issues people are having with their 17" and the ones I had with my 15" This is a week 20 build and it has no uneven backlighting at all. (The left corner area you see in the picture is the dark background of the wallpaper). NO WHINE, I cannot express how much better it is without the whine. The speakers are noticeably better. Heat.... it still gets hot, but nowhere NEAR the level of my old 15" MBP. The keyboard is pretty even except for that damn option key again, but it's less noticeable this time. The only real issue is the uneveness when lid is closed, but I think I can manage. I really hope I don't discover any new problems when I start using it more (only ran it 25 minutes) but I will keep you guys updated. .