There's a lot of moaning about the potential 2012 MBP redesign, too much moaning. People need to get with the times, forget about legacy technology like ODD's and start living in the 21st century. If you're stuck in some industry that still needs that sort of legacy support then perhaps you should consider moving to another brand of computer - one that's less cutting edge. Or maybe learn how to do drive sharing on a network? Or get an external drive if you're the 5% of people still using the space hog known as the ODD. That thing must take up 30% of the chassis, or more - it NEEDS to go. Stop holding development back by whining about your legacy support. Lets just hope apple has the sense not to listen to all the bleating and moaning. "Oh the pro machines the pro machines!" you whine - you're very likely not a 'pro' anyway. Dicking around in photoshop with your sepia toned pictures of your local starbucks coffee house doesn't make you a 'pro' user folks. Unless you're doing really heavy video processing or some crazy physics simulations then you'll be fine. No ODD = More battery space (potentially), slimmer design, better thermals in the thinner design = more processing power anyway. GIVE UP ON LEGACY CRAP!