Apple in the past has tended to change the formfactor of a model once a new platform was introduced (ibook g3 vs ibook g4.... iMac g3 vs imac g4 vs imac g5...) i guess expected a mbp form factor change with Merom is a little too much to ask for... it doesn't make too much sense. I don't really remember Apple changing any form factors whenever a faster version of the current processor platform was released. I'm basically speculating on whether or not anything will really change with the mbp with the inevitable merom upgrade... i've been waiting a couple of months now for this upgrade and now i'm possibly considering waiting for Santa Rosa. I would HATE to have a new laptop only to see a brand new version of it in a new and improved form to come out less than 6 months after. Speed bumps and minor upgrades I can endure... but a new/improved form factor??.... i'd be pissed! Anyone have any info.. insights..??