This weeks 'What's the big deal?' is what's the big deal with not wanting a slimline because of laser problems. Everyone around here talks about how v12 lasers are crappier because they need to be so small in size and playing backup games can lead to their defectiveness within les than 6 months. To me, i'm thinking who cares. Not only is my warranty sticker in tact on the back of my ps2 due to hinge action, but the sticker that comes on the box covering its opening... i nicely peeled that back with a knife and stuck some wax-paper on it so i can always place that sticker back over. The only problem i see in all this is the 1 hour it will take you to drive to wal-mart every 5 months or so, and tell them "i want to return this because i dont like it", to which they will ask "is it broken" and i say "no, i havent even opened it". You don't even need a receipt... they will just scan the ps2 and it will come up at its price and they will say "since you have no receipt, we have to give you store credit" and they place the price of the ps2+tax on a walmart gift card. You then take that gift card and buy a new slimline and can use it for 6 more months. I've learnt many thing from working at walmart. Heck, when i worked there one lady came in with an 18 month old gamecube and wanted to return it because she dropped it and it broke. They said they only do it under 3 or 6 months or whatever, so she just started raising her voice and evenutally the manager gave her a new one. hilarious.