Originally Posted by bonez26
Actually ever since Lenovo took over IBM, they have had huge issues with their sortware and quality of product is down. Their quality was a lot better when they were just IBM.
I think that's overstating things. I frequent several Thinkpad forums and, in general, posters seem to be more than happy with their T60s and Z61s. The consensus seems to be that while the brand might have slipped a small notch from its IBM heyday, it hasn't fallen much and is still better than all of the other notebook brands out there. Given a bit more time, Lenovo will doubtless raise the standard to its previous high level - and possibly beyond it.
As far as the software issues you mentioned, I haven't seen or heard anyone complain about the ThinkVantage software - which is the industry standard for laptop maintenance.