I was browsing through the threads around here and was surprised to see all the harsh words regarding the MBA. My wife and I have been using ours for about 6 months now and we really couldn't be happier. It is such a pleasure to be able to bring it over to the couch and sit it down anywhere. Anytime people are over and I want to show something on the internet, with one hand I grab it from its home and bring it to the table. It is so convenient for basic tasks that I can't remember how we lived without it. I certainly wouldn't recommend it as your only computer (although my wife hasn't used our desktop since we got it), but as a secondary computer to have around and especially for travel I wouldn't trade it up for anything. Sure I'd like a second USB port or a built in DVD drive, but I prefer the slim case and lightweight. I don't know why I even felt the need to write this but I just want people to know that there certainly are very real reasons for owning this laptop.