As a main FCS2 + AE CS3, Maya and photoshop user, this is the best update yet from Apple. - Increased size of the HD, less than $50 upgrade for 7200rpm (without voiding warranty for the DIY crowd). - Increased L2 cache to 6mb, and 512 dedicated GPU. I didint expect multitouch to make it , but that is icing on the cake. I could care less for a redesign (aesthetic look), but I care about performance, and I think this is the best upgrade yet from Apple. Even though I think there will be a new redesign in time for the 'Fall back to school' crowd and a free Ipod offer (or even a redesign as soon as developers conference), I could care less about rounded edges, lighter (usually more fragile) design, black keyboard ....etc. As for Blue Ray, I think the first Mac blue ray will appear at mac world 2009 and it will be offered on the Nehalem's Mac Pro. Then maybe by 2009 Developers conference, Apple will put blue ray drives in the MBP. Only thing that I wil miss is the faster BUS on Montevina but overall KUDOS to APPLE FOR THIS ROUND'.