I have been using Apple computers since the original Apple II. It seems that since Apple moved the factory to China few years ago, there have been quality control problems. For example, I bought a MacPro few weeks ago. When I opened the box, there were scratches and dirts all over the case. As for the Macbook Pro, people have been reporting problems such as peeling and small dots near the palm rest. (I got those dots in about two months of use last year.) There was a problem with the LCD screen of my MBP. Apple Japan exchanged one for me but there were dark corners. I complained and the manager at Apple store told me that he knew nothing about technical issues. He just listened to the opinion of those stupid Genius. After wasting few hours at the Apple store, I ended up taking the MBP with dark corners. (The manager did not do anything to solve my problem. He told me to go ahead and complaint to the main office. Apple Japan is the worst company I ever encountered in Japan.) Personally, I would pay more (perhaps 10-15%) for a better made computer under better quality control. Would you?