I'm glad to hear that this is common with new systems. I have an interesting problem on Win7 standby mode - it comes back up with no graphics. I have updated the graphics drivers, to no effect. If I reboot, it reloads the session as if from a hibernate DESPITE the facts that A) I have hibernate disabled, and B) while I think it is in sleep mode, I get the slowly blinking power light that indicates sleep mode.
Sigh. It's always something. Almost as bad as owning a house.