I was wondering (yeah, if you read my old topics, I still haven't bought a MBP yet lol) is the vertical screen stripes still a major problem for the MBPs? As evidenced in this Apple thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1423301&tstart=0 and these pictures: http://gallery.mac.com/eliete#100037 This likely non-hardware related issue seems to happen on the 15", Penryn (or basically since February for the most part, Matte (though some glossy has been reported). In that thread it seems like a relatively large number of recent buyers are having this problem and the 10.5.3 update does NOT fix it , and though it is simply a minor annoyance, it still makes me reluctant to go ahead and buy. I'd like to hear from people who have bought a MBP recently, especially since the Feb. minor update, if they have had this problem or not. I'm asking because on that thread it seems that some buyers have returned their MBPs upwards of 3 times and EVERY time they've had this problem occur at least once or twice. I want to know how big a risk I'm taking in this occuring as there are no Apple stores near me so I have to buy online (in order to get a student discount) and I'm really not very willing to return online as it would be a huge loss of time.