Recently had some issues with my MBP display. Found out it might have been part of a batch that shipped with a faulty graphics card. Instead of issuing a notice to all owners, seems like all they did was put up a support notice quietly on their site, screwing over owners who only had the issue surface after their 3 year limit (e.g. even Applecare wouldn't have helped).
Regardless of what machine you buy, just don't go into it with illusions/expectations of one system being 'better' than others, you'll likely end up disappointed. If there was something so objectively superior, everyone would be using it. Realistically, it boils down to preference and luck.Apple will service affected 15-inch MacBook Pro computers free of charge until three years from date of purchase. This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the affected MacBook Pro.