Personally, I think that Apple is beginning to blur the lines between professionals who NEED the MBP and the average consumer who usually WANTS the MBP. This is probably because they want to expand their laptops to suit other niches as well and make more profit. Unfortunately, I still feel that some options thats professionals use should be available. Do you agree with me? Personally, I wished the MBPs would be reserved for more professional people. It made my feel special to have a 17 MBP. Now the word Macbook Pro doesn't mean anything special anymore.