In November I picked up a top-o-the-line 15" uMBP (2.8/4/320@7200), my first mac. I was really apprehensive about buying a 15" machine, as my two previous laptops had respectively been 12 and 13.3 inches; when I got the 13 I swore I'd never own a laptop larger than a 13 inch, as I've always felt laptops should be small, portable, and light or there would be no point. I knew I wanted something better than the uMB though, and never even considered it due to the crappy screen. I knew it was MBP or MBA, but went with the MBP because I felt as a primary laptop the Air may not be quite sufficient. Once I got the 15" MBP I loved it to death right from day one. Then in January when I was well hooked I decided I didn't want to bring this beautiful and pristine laptop into work (teacher) where it would inevitably get full of chalk dust etc. Also by then I had picked up a 24" ACD and was using the MBP as a desktop replacement and loving it. I decided to get a Rev. B Air based on the positive reviews, and since my work load as a teacher is pretty light (no photoshop or anything of the sort). I thought two MBPs would be a little facetious/pointless. At that, I went with the base 1.6/120 Air. It's been a good computer, no problems or anything of the sort. The 4200 RPM drive sure is a bottleneck at times though. I find myself falling out of love with it; not sure why since it's everything I ever used to want in a laptop in terms of portability, etc., and in that respect it's great. I don't think I ever fully came to love the wedge profile compared to the slab-sided hunks of aluminum all other Apple laptops have been like. And, though currently sufficient for my needs, it surely will/has become a grossly outdated performer. I keep thinking things would be different had I went for the SSD model, but I'm not sure. Even had I wanted it, the price was exorbitant--$3200 USD here in Japan (the base model was $2200 as it was, ouch). I couldn't justify an extra grand for a secondary computer. I sold some camera gear this weekend and was on the edge of making the trip to the Osaka store to pick up a 2.13/SSD MBA, and I almost did it. But I didn't. The Rev. B has a piss poor resale value now thanks to Apple's price drops so even after the sale I'd be out $1k to make that upgrade literally for absolutely nothing other than an SSD and 500 MHz processor speed increase. Everything else in the laptop is literally exactly the same. Not to mention, surely there is a case redesign around the corner with a 2.X/4/256SSD configuration coming. I decided at the very least to wait, and hope that a case redesign delivers something beautiful to fall back in love with. Now that the matte 15 inch MBPs have popped up, and seeing pics yesterday and today, I find myself lusting after one. I have a glossy one, so at least the aesthetic changes in the matte make me more able to justify two MBPs now--one of each. I have zero need for a matte screen, but it's an elegant machine. I'm a teacher at two schools. I live right behind one, so I walk to work right around the corner. The other school, I drive to so I just put the laptop on the passenger seat next to me and drive to school. At both schools, I put the laptop on the desk at 8 AM, and take it off the desk at 4 PM. I have no meetings or presentations or anything of the sort where I move the machine around during work. Thus, neither of these situations warrant an extremely portable machine. I fly/travel a bit, but purely for leisure and never for work so I never need to bring a laptop with me. I'm not a college student anymore, so I definitely don't have to worry about lugging a lappy around campus with me. I don't know...I'm just looking at the elegant though dated wedge-shaped weakling 1.6 Air with an iPod harddrive which I've seemed to fall out of love with, and then looking at the new matte 15 inch MBPs and falling in love with them just as I did my glossy MBP. I should note, I love my glossy screen and have no problems with reflections, even when I do bring it in to work for fun just to get it out of the house on days I have no classes and don't get my hands dirty. I do not work outside. I do not need matte nor glossy, both are perfectly usable to me. Portability is nice, but the reality is I don't really need it. That said, I have zero interest in getting a desktop because it's too much hassle (at some point I'll be moving back home to America and don't even want to think of transporting/shipping a desktop, and I have always thought computers should be in laptop form whenever possible--just so much easier and convenient if/when you want it to be), and I don't care for the 13" MBP--I'd rather keep the Air in that case. But at the same time, my Air still fits my needs for the most part and I don't need the power of a MBP for a work machine...it's simply a want, I guess. Yeah so I don't really know what the point of this post is...I guess I'm just torn between keeping what I got til it bottoms out on the depreciation curve and/or dies beyond worthwhile repair, or waiting and selling it off for a possible new Air design, or selling it off and getting another beautiful MBP.