Hi, I guess my situation is not uncommon ... I want to buy a new laptop soon and I want to run OS X and Windows on it. Now, I love my MBP because it is very well built of quality components and it is the best laptop I ever had ... BUT at the same time I hate this thing. It is full of restrictions made by Apple when it comes to other operating systems. EFI, booting, USB, device drivers, etc. It's also fully depending on Apple's lifecycle management and Apple tends to phase out systems from support quite early, some of them in less than 4 years. Now, would you buy an "Open System" and run OS X somehow without restrictions to other OS's or would you buy an Apple again and try to find a way for your other OS's. I don't know. Appreciate your feedback.