Though I wasn't a member on the forums here, I always checked on macrumors for rumors and stories. Have been a mac user since 1989, can you imagine the old days? Always been faithful, battled to keep the mac's in the office, etc. I'm hardcore when it comes to protecting my darling. And now it's byby time. After 18 years of stubborned fighting to keep using the real thing, I'm now forced to leave the mac behind, at least in the office (no way I'm putting a wintel in my home - though I'm not there often). Until Friday I was on an iBook G4 1.2 12", the smallest form factor that was available back in 2003. You see, I travel about 220 days a year, crazy life. A 13" macbook is too big & bulky to carry around. When you look at Sony or some of the other freakin' PC's they make much smaller, truly portable computers. Apple's range today are hybrid desktops more then portable laptops. Yes they're skinny, but that doesn't mean their size isn't bulky, and their more weighty too. For some reason Apple hasn't been making those for a very long time. The iBook has become too slow since over a year now, but I've been dragging it along looking at the hints about a new small form factor of Macbook that would be launched soon. But with the recent upgrades, there is no chance anything of the sort will see daylight before at least another 6 months. And, I can't wait another 6 months without seriously impacting my work and business. For most of you this will seem ridiculous, but for the freqwent traveller the difference between a 10", 11", 12" and 13" are HUGE. The 13" for example doesn't fit horizontally in the standard outside zippers of the large handluggage trolleys (samsonite and the like). An extra bag just for the macbook is not an option for the low cost airlines in Europe. And I could go on. Believe me, if there was a way, I would take it. Perhaps Apple has put too much attention to the very lucrative toy market (what else can you call ipods and iphones). No negative comment, they're the reason apple is still around today and that's good, but many pro's are left in the cold for too long. The day has come, so with pain in the heart, byby apple, byby love, byby happiness. I'm gonne miss you!!!