My best bet to purchase a MB is in June, and I want to save money by doing the iPod promo for college. With MacWorld come and gone, I have a funny feeling I will be purchasing this machine at the worst time... 1. Snow Leopard hasn't been released yet, and when it does, it will definitely come out past the summer, preinstalled on the MBs. Just like Leopard did in Oct. of 2007. 2. I will most likely be getting a MB with the last Core 2 Duo Chipsets before Nehalem releases in Q4 '09 or Q1 '10. Is this bad? 3. With the 17" MBP without a removable battery (also RAM and HD...), will this mean the next refresh will do the same to all notebooks? I would want to replace my own battery, RAM, and HD, without having to open the entire bottom. I can't honestly wait while I am IN college to purchase. Worst yet, people are saying Snow Leopard will work best with Nehalem. Is this really true? What do you think? Any college students going in for Autumn of '09 waiting to buy? Do you feel the same I do?