You know, I have noticed something quite interesting. After looking at many resellers across the country, including eBay, Amazon, Macmall and the like, a new entry level Macbook Pro seems unable to support a price of $2000. In fact the going price for an entry level current generation 2.4 GHz Macbook Pro seems to be around $1800, and I've already seen many go for less than that. This is approximately $200 less than Apples suggested pricing. I have followed Macbook prices for a few years now, and although you can get a decent discount on a new Macbook Pro if you look hard enough, I don't recall seeing the average price point of a new sealed in the box Macbook Pro hovering around $1,800. This is about a 10% lower price point than Apple suggests. What do you suspect the reason is? Although my observation is anything but scientific, it does suggest to me that with the current economic environment, combined with the opinion that Apple is stripping some functionality out of their computers is resulting in their inability to support current suggested pricing and this phenomenon may trickle down to other products. If my theory is true, this could spell trouble for Apple down the line. I am already starting to see some kinks in their armor. By the way I'm leaning toward the purchase of a 15" entry level glassbook pro.