[Rant] I'm fed up with the consistent want of Bluray for consumer products! Bluray burners are one of the most pointless creations on the planet as it stands. Who on Earth requires this product? Nobody! Home users who made the mistake of buying a trendy HD camcorder need a Bluray drive as badly as they need the HD handycam, which by the way is not badly at all. No one needs to film their family at the beach on a low grade HD camera just because it has the word HD in it, let alone burn it to Bluray to give to relatives, so that they can go out and get a Bluray player especially for the occasion. Just burn it to DVD. Professional video production companies don't need Bluray drives and Bluray burners in their Macs and PCs... Why you might ask? Well surely if the client really truly demands the product in HD they are obviously in a position where they can afford to have it published by an authoring company and will probably be looking to sell the product or store numerous copies in-house. Second of all, the editors don't required Bluray as they keep the files on their systems/servers so there is no need to store bluray versions of the file. All in all most clients are only after a practical solution so therefore DVD is more than enough. Prosumers... Well this is the target market for the drives, as these people aren't in a position where they need the equipment, it's more that they just want the latest and greatest. They will be the people with 3CCD HD camcorders who are just dying to burn off that 'Independent Film' they made that lasts all of 10 minutes. Once again DVD is more than suitable for these people and better again, these are the people with a computer attached to their living room tv so they don't even have to burn the disc! Transferring huge 30GB files... Get an external HDD! It's far far cheaper than getting a Bluray burner drive + those expensive discs. People wanting to watch HD on their laptops. Well utilizing that Bluray drive will sure utilize your battery power. Store the files locally if you have the space. Store them on a portable USB drive if you don't have enough space, it'll still use less power than the Bluray drive. Oh and if you're watching films on your laptop, don't have the space or are willing to use an external drive... Watch a DVD! After all I'm sure the quality won't ruin the film completely! The exceptions... I am allowing exceptions here for Video Authoring companies as well as Video Publishing companies. I also make an exception as far as a Bluray drive (read only) for people who simply want to watch Bluray DVDs on their HD PC screens/TVs of at least 20". [/Rant] Well please feel free to comment, and give a persuasive argument here... I'm up for a bit of a debate! Please, when you post your arguments and comments classify yourself (or the group you are siding for) into one of the above groups (Prosumer, Pro, Home etc) or one of your own. Makes it a bit more of a challenge then!