I like desktops but I like notebooks due to the fact that they're mobile, I can work and play on the go. What I dislike about them is that they're barely upgradable and if a component craps out on me, it will be difficult to fix. I might have to send it in for repairs unlike a desktop, I can always go to my favorite retailer, buy a replacement for the failed component, and install it into my machine. I hear some people complain about heat but I wouldn't worry that much, at least for most modern notebooks. I played games like Quake III Arena and edited movies on my low-end 2005 Dell notebook and it still works fine. I played games like Team Fortress 2, edited movies, and work on 3D animation on my 2009 MacBook Pro and it still works fine. Like one of you folks said, they're machines, they're meant to be used and abused. If gaming notebooks are truly a bad buy, wouldn't companies stop making them by now?