I'm fortunate enough, I guess, that I don't need to have a terribly powerful computer anymore. I used to need higher end machines for hi-res Photoshop work, but now it's all SEO, web programming and Wordpress-type development... not much call for super beefy specs for that type of work, only that I tend to like faster computers than I realistically need. ....albeit, I can certainly see it's irritating at best with the way Apple's gone the last couple years. We saw it coming with the Air, I s'pose. Everything glued in and super slim. I'll always pay the premium for a Mac because I love it, but I'm not fond of the way they're taking things.