I am so spoiled when it comes to using the number keypad on my desktop. It makes working with numbers so much faster and easier than using the number keys above the letters. I use it when I have the calculator open, I use it in excel, for accounting and any other time I'm typing a lot of numbers. Every time I use the 17" MBP, I can't help but think a # keypad should be an essential and exclusive feature of the 17" model.. from a hardware standpoint, that is the only thing lacking from this model that I believe should be added. what are your thoughts on this?