Hi, I'm new around these parts so please forgive me if I am asking the obvious. I've been searching the forums to determine whether a 15" MacBook Pro or a black MacBook would be the best buy. I've found several threads that talk about performance and aesthetics, and those pretty much boil down to whether one needs a dedicated graphics card or not, or if one prefers black over titanium. All those threads are fine and informative, but what I find missing is a comparison on durability especially wrt casings. I currently use a white, 2 GHz MB at work and I have had several problems. Scratches and dirt on a white MB are quite obvious, my num-lock key has cracked along one edge, my hand rest has cracked and snapped off along the bottom right-hand edge and I've had a "heating pimple" crack the bottom of the outer casing. Now, I suspect the plastic casing on a black MB will face similar problems, except that scratches and dirt may not be as obvious. Is this a correct assumption? Would a MBP's titanium casing be "immune" to these problems? Or does a MBP face other unique problems of it's own? Assuming the titanium casing is more "durable", I would ideally like to buy a 13.3" Macbook (Pro?) with a titanium casing as I want something less bulky to carry around and not face all these "cracking" problems. However, reality is as such that a decision needs to be made, hence my here posting today... As my DB lecturer used to say at the end of his sessions, "Comments? Queries? Criticisms?"