I bought my MBP back in September. It's 2.2ghz. Here's my problem: When it's been a sleep (lid closed) for an hour or more, it takes forever to get started back up. I used to have the password screen set up on wake up, but that just got annoying because it took about a minute or more to type in the password (beach ball would come up). So without the password security on, waking up goes directly to the desktop. However, when I try to do anything internet related (get mail, click on anything in my currently open browser - firefox, safari - iTunes, etc) I get the beach ball or it just doesn't do anything for a couple of minutes. This has made using my laptop very annoying and frustrating. I now have to just flip the lid open and walk away for awhile, knowing I can't do anything on it for a couple of minutes. But if I walk away for too long and it goes back to sleep, it will get stuck again and I have to do the whole wake up and wait procedure over again. I've tried manually changing the hibernate mode from default 3 to 0 - the old sleep style, but that doesn't help. One other problem: If my laptop has been off for several hours or more, I get this folder icon(9 times out of 10), instead of the Apple logo, upon start up. So I have to manually restart it again by pressing the power button. Then it boots up. But sometimes, it will take minutes before I can do any internet activity. Oh...it can't be my network because it happens on any network I go on. Final problem: My laptop won't sleep if it's been idle for the set time period withing the energy saving preference. The pulsing light comes on and the screen turns off, but I can hear the hard drive running and the laptop remains warm/hot hours after coming back to it. I've done all the apple updates also. Anyone have any suggestions? You think this is a hard ware issue or something that can fixed with an update. I'm really considering getting rid of it and just going back to my PB, which I never had any issues with. ***UPDATE: I'm still having the same issues. But I copied my drive onto a external firewire (using super duper). When I boot up and run off the firewire drive the above problems don't exists, which lead me to believe the MBPs hard drive is messed up. When I run disk utility on the drive, it doesn't detect any problems with it. I have since reinstalled OS X on it and still have the same problems. I really didn't want to have to take it into the store for repair, but I might have to. Any other suggestions?