It seems that the new Macbook is exactly what a lot of ppl have been clambering for. It probably won't suit most people has their workhorse machine, with the lack of ports and CPU throughput, which is probably where most of those complainers are coming from. But this is probably the machine that many people wished that was there 2-3 years ago, something that is almost as light and portable as a tablet, and has good input method and can run desktop applications if needed. It should suit a lot of ppl who need a secondary portable system on the go, and doesn't mind the performance limitations. It could also be someone's primary machine if he/she mostly does light work. I don't see larger tablets as being necessary for most people any more, I think the new MB will be the game changer in that regard. 7" or 8" tablets will still definitely have a place, but the new MB should be the portable system of choice for the majority, if you need a machine for more than pure consumption.