Well this is my first post and I feel bad for adding another generic "macbook vs. macbook pro" problem, but I'm simply torn. My current PC laptop feels like its on its last legs and I want to upgrade while it still has some value left, (its not quite 3 years old), and I swore to myself I would not buy another PC. So, for the past few weeks Ive been looking at everything from G4 ibooks, up to the current MBP's (and EVERYTHING in between). From Craigslist to eBay to Macmall. I dont live near an Apple Store, but i can get to one (~100 miles) and would prefer to buy in person. For awhile I've been leaning towards a 2007- early 08 MBP. I like the look, the power, the backlite keyboard, the likelyhood that this thing will still be great in 4-5 years. But the potential failure of the graphics card scares the hell out of me. I'm sorry, I should have started this by telling you what i plan to use it for. Nothing Intensive. Internet, online poker, word ( a little), no photo shop, no video editing. And a few games (Civilization 4, Civ 5 when it comes out, maybe Spore, maybe other games of this type). I realize that i probably dont need a Pro to do this, but i want this to last a good 4-5 years. It seems like the Pros age alot better. Not many people seem to be using G4 ibooks anymore, but the Powerbooks are still pretty good. Plus, the last gen MBP's seem like a good deal at about $1300-1600. I also really like a computer to feel speedy. Fast start-up, fast shut-down, click an app and it opens. Not sitting around waiting, unsure if the damn computer registered the click or froze. So I guess I dont know. I want a MBP but buying a product with a known faulty card makes me mad. The Macbooks are cheaper but dont seem like they could stand up to time as well.