I think this is worth noting because, as the old saying goes, the people who have problems tend to talk the loudest. Who has purchased one of the new, Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros and has NO issues? No uneven screen brightness, the screen closes flush, etc. I'm not saying there aren't machines out there with problems. I've ordered mine and will of course chime in on one side of the fence or the other when I receive it (and it'll be shipped back to Apple in a heartbeat if I have problems -- I ordered a stock config just for that reason). I just think it's hard to get a good idea how reliable these new machines are if (it seems) the majority of people actually posting about them are having problems. My guess is a lot of people who are perfectly fine with their purchase are too busy using their new MacBooks.