The reason they are making this gap is not because they don't want the 17, but rather to deal with the phase out of the whole old Pro line with the optical drives. They only got rid of the 17 until they can come out with a retina version and There was no priority to make the 17 on the old line when they are trying to make it look obsolete. I'm hoping the public outcry from Pros who used it as a desktop replacement will be significant. Maybe they will just surprise us with a retina 17 later. The reason is because the way they handled it. They said nothing about it. They just kinda showed what they have for now. Its a time of change. This is not some final lineup. Righht?? I'm so sad.