The way the 15s are setup this year with the low end being almost un-purchasable, it means that no matter what I get into, its gonna have to be a $2200-and-up-status purchase. You think they did that on purpose? Sabotaging the cheaper model? For profit margins? (--they can, I don't mind, but anyways..) So since I'm paying 22, why not 25? I have never owned a 17 inch before --only the 15 and now the 13. I used to think the 17 was too big, but now I'm starting to fiend over the screen. I play World of Warcraft and Starcraft II and I would love to be able to run them at MAX settings on my lap. The whole "just get a monitor" argument doesn't fit here because I like to lay in bed a lot. Anyone ran WoW on max settings on last years' 17? What about this year's? Is it possible? How does it compare to the experience on a 13? (Which is what I have now and it's underwhelming; although cozy.) I really want to bite the bullet and go for the 17 experience one year. My favorite part is that everyone that sees it, (you rarely see them in the wild) --everyone that sees it will know: "OK there is no doubt in my mind that that guy has a powerful computer, (since they never manufacture weak 17s) and he will surely know at some point in time that I had Two Thousand, Five Hundred dollars to spare on a purchase. It's also intimidating in the music producer environment when you unplug someone else's 15 or 13 and plug in your 17" monster, like as if now we're really getting down to business and let the big dog get in here to produce a hit. (You gotta act like as if its a more capable machine with more tools and plug-ins or something --its very psychological) I started this thread to get this specific feedback: What are the DOWNSIDES to having the 17? I am looking for opinions from 17 owners on their day to day reactions to this giant slab with a big beautiful screen. Talk me out of it. What are some of the negatives that you have seen from around the boards and lets gather them all here so I can try to talk myself out it because otherwise, if there is no compelling criticism that makes me say: "oh yeah, I should get the 15 for that reason!" --then I am buying it this wednesday! I just figure there has never been a better scenario to go 17 considering the prices on the 15 forcing you to spend in the mid 2000s anyways, and also considering the Mac Pro-comparable performance levels. So what are a list of downsides to the 17"?