For months now various people on these forums have recommended to others that they'd be mad to buy a MBP when an upgrade was so imminent in January. This despite the fact that there were NO leaks or rumors from websites that suggested anything of the kind. Only an ultraportable MacBook was rumored. People instead seemed to have got it in their heads that it was simply "time" for Apple to upgrade the MBP. Now that Apple have NOT upgraded the MBP in any way at all, I'm feeling even better about my MBP which I've had for nearly 5 months now. People said the same thing about Leopard and how you should wait so you got it included with a new Mac. I didn't wait. I wanted my MBP and I bought it and bought Leopard a month later. Let this be the warning bell for those not buying a product because they are scared of it being upgraded. If you want or need a product, just BUY it and enjoy it. I've been enjoying mine, and so I imagine, have many other MBP owners. Even today there are still people saying that there will be a silent upgrade in the next few weeks, still clinging onto hope. If you let your constant paranoia about buying an out of date product affect you then you will end up buying nothing! Go forth and do the right thing folks. Join us. You won't regret it.