In Oct 2010, Apple released the MBA and said that it was the future of Apple laptops (paraphrased), but the past MPB update doesn't support that statement. I'm in the market for a new MBP, but I wasn't satisfied with the past release so I'll continue to wait. My current MBP is 4 years old and still runs great so I'm not in a huge rush but plan on treating myself to a new MBP for better battery, higher res screen, and thinner form factor (removal of CD drive?). If I were ready to upgrade last year I would have, but now I'm officially in wait mode until the MBP design is refreshed. I think the MBA is beautiful, but I need the extra power and don't mind the added heft for it. I also think the MBA is too expensive. I would love for the MBP to be updated during the summer, but my realistic guess is that it will be refreshed later in the fall/winter because Apple seems so reluctant to update the MB line. Buyer's guide says the MBP line is mid-cycle, but I don't think it's a normal case since the last couple updates were simple (though significant) spec bumps. What are your guesses?