I really wanted the 15" but now have to consider if ExpressCard is worth me getting the 17". I heard Apple stated only 1% use the ExpressCard, my current Mac doesn't have it so I have no experience. I just wanted a MBP that would include all the Professional features I need for years to come. That being said, how important is ExpressCard? Certainly it's more important that SD but that's another thread. Please stick to the subject. It seems either: 1.) Apple is phasing out ExpressCard, leaving it only in 17" for those that still need it. or 2.) The 17" is now the *real* MBP and the non-ExpressCard laptops are the new standard in inferiority. I edit HD in FCP. I also do heavy still graphics work with my 5Dmark2--time lapses and such. I'm guessing I should still go with the 512MB VRAM. But what about the ExpressCard? These past weeks waiting for WWDC I thought future use of eSATA in ExpressCard may be useful but don't know about anything else. I started a thread earlier asking about this but am afraid my subject wasn't too the point enough and it's not a rant against the SD thread. Any video/photo people out there have thoughts on the importance of ExpressCard?