i bought mine (the backlit keyboard) model in early 09 and feel especially screwed this time around. basically my machine is now $400 cheaper with a better screen, battery, and firewire. i know technology updates quickly and prices drop, but historically apple is usually pretty slow when it comes to these types of changes and i didn't anticipate changes as drastic as this so soon, otherwise i obviously would have held off my purchase. a $400 cut PLUS improvements just seems excessive and i'm really upset. sorry, just felt like ranting.