I picked up one of these about a week ago, and I feel the exact same way about everything. This is my first mac (and laptop) I have ever owned.
Thanks to the student discount, rebates, and making the trip to no sales tax Delaware...the mac was reasonably priced. (After selling the free ipod touch and printer, I will have spent roughly $1000 for the macbook pro 13", apple remote, VGA adapter, iwork, and mobile me)
I am planning on getting InDesign/Photoshop on this thing and seeing what it can do. I have a 24 inch external monitor I can hook up to it when I am home, so screen size won't be an issue.
I am by no means a fanboy, but Apple sure does know how to make a sale. I bought everything at a Retail Store and the man who helped me had to be over 75 with tattoos, a handlebar mustache, white striped fedora hat, and spoke broken enlgish. Apple's broad hiring process ensures that a non-technical person can be helped with someone and still feel comfortable. It beats that technology guy at Best Buy.
I wanted to comment on their rebate process. I have completed dozens in my life and Apple's by far were the easiest. It took roughly 1 minute from start to finish and there was not cutting and mailing. I only have to wait 30 days as well instead of 3-4 weeks for a company to recognize I sent it in and 8-10 weeks after that to receive a check.
I never thought multitouch was anything special, but boy is it a nice time saver. I even find myself a week later annoyed with my parent's laptop and not being able to do a two finger scroll.
Battery life is incredible too. At night I turned down the screen brightness once notch above off and the backlit keyboard on, I was given over 8 hours of estimated battery life. Even though that is unrealistic, even half of that is good enough for me.
PerfectCR, you have probably used this, but I found Battery Health Monitor
to be what I have always wanted with battery-operated electronics. It lists initial and current capacity as well as the current voltage. It is a great tool to see how much energy your laptop really has instead of an arbitrary percentage.
I am slowly coming around to OS X, and Snow Leopard might just make me switch to the macbook Pro as my primary computer from the desktop.
Now to save up for a $300 Photoshop/InDesign package, 4GB of DDR3 memory and an upgrade to my 160GB hard drive.