Marv, do you believe your 2011 MBP is overheating? (I ask because I'm wondering if this is an epidemic with the 2011 models)? I've had several 2011 MBP's before I settled on my current 17" (I wanted to try differently configured units)...and I haven't experienced what I could call overheating in any of them.
I also had a mid-2009 15" MBP that I never suspected of overheating.
What are the the alleged symptoms. Power-off, CPU throttling?
The MBPs are dense so that could be a cause but fortunately, its a problem I've only occasionally ever heard about.
As mentioned above there have been reports of poorly applied thermal paste that has caused some to experience overheating.
Mine was hot when I was watching some flash videos on the WWE site.My Farenheit is usually about 115 degrees and fan 2003 RPM sometimes it reaches 128 to.