I started a new job recently and decided to pick up a previous gen Macbook Pro on Amazon to use for work...that is until I got it and fell in love I decided that a Macbook Air would be the best choice for the job, as I travel quite a bit and like to keep my bag light. I was originally going to purchase a refurb on Apple's site, but found a nearly new one on Craigslist w/Superdrive and warranty good through August for $1000. The battery only had 30 cycles on it, everything original was included and the Superdrive was brand new...I jumped on the deal and don't regret it at all. Overall about a 20% savings between taxes and the Superdrive compared to Apple's site. I was originally looking at smaller laptop PCs, but couldn't find anything that didn't include Vista and I'm not paying for something I don't intend to use. Netbooks were out of the equation because I'm 6'4" and my hands aren't compatible with those keyboards. I think it's a great little device for what I need to do, but it's definitely not made to be a primary machine. I can understand people complaining about it being slow and having a small hard drive, but it's far better than a netbook and it's not meant to be a powerhouse. I'm actually more excited about this than my MBP due to the coolness factor Next step is to order an Incase sleeve and finish getting my apps loaded. I hope everyone else is enjoying theirs as much as I am!