So... I have a 15 MBP. Fully loaded. I noticed about 5 months ago that the there seemed to be a 1 inch strip running down the left side of the screen- like the left edge of backlighting is brighter than the rest of the screen. It is most noticeable with a black or dark background. I finally got time to take it to the genius bar- I do not live close to an apple store, so it was just not a priority. Anyway the genius took one look at it, and said it was not normal and would be a display issue. He went to check my warranty to start the repair process... Now for the tough part... I fell out of my 1 year warranty at the end of this past July. The price I was given to replace the display was $495. I just said thanks, but no thanks right now- I was very polite and advised them of my finding this several months ago, but not having time to get it to the store- not pushing hard... He just said he was really sorry (and did make a point to remind me of apple care for the future). Oh, and I picked up an 11" 1.6/4gb/128gb MBA and LOVE it!!!