Hi guys, don't want to hijack this thread so if it needs to be in a separate one, let me know.
I'm in a similar boat with my early 2009 17" Macbook Pro. The battery is lasting about an hour between charges and is definitely on its way out. How feasible is it to try and find a replacement and doing it myself, versus biting the bullet and upgrading. It's a beautiful machine otherwise - Apple make things to last vs other manufacturers.