Hi everyone, Since we are always hearing about the problems with the new Macbook Pros, I thought I'd let everyone know that I bought a Macbook Pro 2.53 and it's perfect. I have been reading so about so many issues with the Rev.A that I seriously thought about waiting for Apple to work the kinks out before taking the plunge. Then I ran into a situation that required me to buy now. I thought about going with the last generation because those don't seem to have as many issues (aside from the graphics card troubles), and there are great sales on them. But in the end, I decided I'd be happier with the newer technology. Anyway, I finally took the plunge and got my 2.53 at my campus bookstore. They gave an additional $100 buck off the student discount ($200) and threw in a HP all-in-one printer too. I took the machine home and fearfully took it out of the box expecting to see a scratch, or a dent, or finger prints under the glass screen, or loose hinges, or a loose battery cover (did I miss anything?). But after looking it over carefully, I couldn't find any blemishes. It was perfect! Next I booted up and crossed my fingers that I wouldn't have any bad pixels, or buzzing screen, or clicking noises, or over-heating issues (did I miss anything?). After the boot, I loaded up pixel checker and found the screen to be perfect. Whew! I also tested all of the other hardware and almost everything works perfect. I say almost because when I tried to migrate my data from my Mac Pro via firewire, the new laptop wouldn't let the data transfer. It got stuck at "waiting for data" or something like that, and the continue button was grayed out. I wound up using ethernet and it took about 5 hours to transfer!! The only issues I'm trying to get used to is the glossy screen and the loud clicking trackpad. The glossy screen is a love/hate relationship... so I'll leave it at that. The trackpad click is annoying, so I turned on "tap to click", it's much better but I'm still trying to teach myself the subtleties of selecting without causing a double click. Sorry for the long post, just thought that someone would like to know that there ARE perfect Macbook Pros out there. Don't be afraid to buy, it's a great machine!