I'm about to order a 17" MacBook Pro later on today. I'm getting it with my own options of: Upgrading the processor to 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Upgrading the hard drive to 250Gb @5400 RPM Upgrading the screen to the High-Resolution Glossy Widescreen Display. The total of it with tax and all is gonna be $3,571.17. But a friend of mine works for apple and is giving me his discount which will bring it down to $3,035.50. I'm a college student and that gives me a $250 discount. He doesn't know if he can add my discount to it but if he can it'll be $2,785.50. But I'm not counting on that. So I'm playing with the $3,035.50 ballpark. My question is. Will the 3grand be worth it? Or will I regret it? I do alot of DJing, remixing, editing, and composing and need a minimum of 3 USB ports (hence, me getting the 17 inch model.). I have an HP Pavillion dv1000 right now. Never gave me problems until now (it's 3 years old). And now I want a laptop that'll last me years from now. Is this a good idea?