I'm a student and I fine the 13" is more than perfect. Unless you will be doing some kind of design, dont get the 15" or the 17".
The 13" screen is big enough and it's uber transportable. It fits in my dakine backpack with the laptop sleeve perfect and when I'm taking notes in class, it fits perfect on the desk.
Oh, and I got the 250gb HD with the 4gigs of RAM MBP and it came to 1799 because I'm a student. I also got their 3 year warranty which was $181 and since I had a buttload of music on my PC I bought the one-to-one to have apple do all the transfer of files and with the one-to-one you can go and do tutorial sessions with a mac guru at the apple store.
Best purchase ever. I don't know how I lived with PC all these years.
RE: the insult "That's gayer than AIDS"
Your insult would have made sense if it was said in the 80s or 90s, but now the incidence of AIDS is more prevalent in heterosexual individuals*... the correct way to try pwning someone with that statement now a days is to say "I'm sorry to those I offend, but that was officially more heterosexual than AIDS".
Sorry you fail.