Got on the subject in a different thread/forum, but it really belongs here: Currently have the very first MBP, and removing the busted optical drive has given me a ton of faith that it still works great. Can't afford a new computer, but love doing repair/upgrade projects, so I'm thinking of doing some work on this. Actually found the SSD-for-system-apps-library-HD-in-optical-drive thread to be really compelling, and would love to go that route. However, one thing about this computer really annoys me -- the lack of RAM upgradability. It's already maxed out at 2GB, and there's no way, as far as I'm aware, to get it above that. So before I drop, $100-175 on an SSD, 80 on a new HD, and $30 on Snow Leopard, and the time and effort to get this done (though, since I'm already replacing the bottom pan/thermal paste, not that big of a stretch), would like anyone's thoughts on if this is a worthwhile project.