Hi all, first time poster here ! 23 years of proud Mac ownership, we have have bought probably 50 Macs since 1987 for my wife, kids, our small business, and for me - a veritable museum in my basement. My dilemma: i want to buy a lighter thinner laptop b/c i travel frequently. I've been wanting an Air forever. Cost is not a factor here b/c it will be paid from research funds I control that were never public domain, it's entirely my pleasure to decide. I will be replacing my current black MacBook, purchased in fall 2007 which has 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo; 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; L2 cache 4 MB; bus speed 800 MHZ; HD 160 GB, w/ 50 GB still free. I still have 8 or 9 months of AppleCare. It's in great shape. I will use it at home, just want to travel w/ the Air. I travel tons and am wanting to downsize everything. Weight and thinness are the primary selling points; speed is secondary - altho important. Cost effectiveness comparisons of MBAs vs.MBs and MBPs are not relevant to me. My current black MB described above is going to tether to my office desk and will serve as the creative hub if i keep most of my music there and photo library. I will clear all unnecessary applications (eg Garageband) from the MBA. For travel I need email and Safari; Keynote and Powerpoint, iCal. I need so few other small applications when i travel that i can't even think of any as I write this. I am willing to spend the extra to get the 128 SSD - and I've also read that some reputable places (OWC ? or similar high level vendors) can instal expensive larger capacity SSDs for somewhat more cost, also an option. So friends my question - is this an okay time to buy this ? I fully realize where we stand in the MBA lifecycle (from MacRumors and other sites and common sense). Any major suspicion that Apple is going to be upgrading the MBA soon w/ larger drives (including SSDs) and upgrading speed parameters too ? Or might this risk initial success of the Pad ? Thank you !