The bad news is that Alice has gone on strike. I tried watching Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on her on Saturday night and she kept finding every excuse to shut down so that I would have to fast forward back to my spot (no chapters). At one dramatic moment, when the boss's henchmen were about to smash their car into the Boy's newstruck, Woody jumped up on the bed and managed to jiggle her power cord ever so slightly, and so Alice went to sleep. I got kind of fed up.
So far, Gus is fantastic. He charged up all the way last night and then spent the night uncharging and is now recharging for actual use. He has a built-in iSight camera, is a little bigger than Alice (which is a downside for me) and has that fancy Leopard nonsense.
Gus's keyboard is taking some getting used to, but I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
He'll never replace Alice, but he'll replace all of her uses.