I've had a bad last month or so. My beloved MBP was stolen from my house and I've had one hell of a time with the insurance company to gain back some of the money lost. I'm left with pretty much $1000. I had $1,500 but some unexpected bills popped up and I had to spend $500 of it at the last moment. Whatever- I'm not letting it get to me. That's life. At least I have something left. I really like the new MBP's, but I'm not exactly in love with them. I know they have great specs, but I'm not sure that it's really necessary for me. All I really used my MBP for was Final Cut Express and the Adobe CS3 software. I figured the previous model is good enough-- the only thing REALLY keeping me from buying now is the fact that it has a defective GPU. I wish this wasn't the case, I don't want to have to deal with getting that thing fixed later on. I just want my laptop to last me at least another 3 years and be fast enough to do my tasks. While looking at the refurbs, they don't really say if they have matte or glossy screens when viewing the specs. Maybe you can choose between the two after you click on it? I don't know, they just didn't have that listed on the list. I don't know what to do. If anything else, I could just wait another month or so until I have some extra cash to spare and get the new one. I could do it, I am just impatient and want to get back to editing my short films and working on my websites. So... refurb.. or wait for the extra cash? Just so you know- I have no debt, no kids, I'm out of school, and I basically just work two great paying jobs so I'm not scrounging for this. Any advice would be appreciated. Oh, and I backed up my old system using Time Machine the night before the jackass stole my laptop. Would I run into any trouble with the new mac restoring my all of my original files? I can't imagine why, I just thought there may be a slight chance of some kind of trouble due to a different model. Thanks!