Alright, I have been around the apple forums a bit and it looks like a bunch of people are having this kernal panic problem. Some people have said they think it is a glitch with the most recent OS X update. If this is accurate, it should be cleared up by the next update, right? So I have two options, try again with the macbook and live with the kernal panics for a while, or shell out the extra money for a MBP, because I am not going back to PC. Any suggestions from the techies here?