I've had numerous students with MBs and MBPs tell me how much they love their machines. As a Windows user for more than 20 years, I would smile and nod. I purchased a Toshiba tablet with Vista preinstalled last March, and soon after decided I wanted a Mac (my last Apple computer was an Apple IIgs). I have been lurking in these forums pretty regularly over the past several weeks, and to be honest I'm a little scared. I will be spending more than $2500 (even with an education discount) and I want to know that I'm not going to get an ulcer. I realize that sometimes machines have problems, and that people are more likely to complain than praise in these forums, but this yellow screen issue among others (such as overheating, bulging batteries, lids that don't close, and keyboard problems) has given me serious pause. I will be waiting until January to see what happens at MW, at which time I will purchase either a new MBP (15" 2.6+ 200Gb+) or a refurbished unit if the (possibly) new MBP offerings don't appeal. I have several questions I hope some of the more experienced forum members can answer: 1) Is it likely that a refurb will have the yellow screen issue? If so, can it be returned to an Apple store for return or repair? 2) If I order a new machine online, can I take it back to an Apple store for replacement in the event of a problem? 3) At the Apple store, are they going to try to treat me with respect or like a rube? Thanks in advance.