I'm sure it's been discussed ad nauseum, but I'm growing weary of Apple's focus (lack thereof) on desktop systems and OS X. I posted this on a front page thread but I'm curious as to any one's thoughts on the matter. I miss the days when OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard beta's were consistently released with new features and MacRumors was abuzz with OS X news. There was a feature in a 10.5 Leopard beta in iChat called "Answering Machine". You could record a voice or video away message and your friends could leave you recorded video messages. There was talk about incorporating phone numbers via VoIP/Landlines into the system, allowing access to your messages through another computer/mobile device. You could listen to or watch your messages away from home. Now "FaceTime"? It seems half arsed, at least in iChat it made sense and utilized more features such as SMS, MMS, etc from desktop/OS X/Windows systems to mobile platforms. What has become of Resolution Independence, ZFS, improved graphics? These were all tested beta features in 10.5 and 10.6 that never made their way into GM builds. Apple seems to be cutting away at their professional desktop line. First their dedicated independent 20", 23", 30" ACD CCFL LCD line is cut and replaced with a stripped down iMac panel with cords too short for desktop systems (don't get me wrong, the LED LCD's by Apple are great, especially for the money). Then xServe, less Final Cut development, Shake is dropped, Apple moves developers off of OS X to iOS development and where are the steady 10.7 beta releases for developers? Jobs said the desktop isn't dead, but with so much focus on consumer grade electronics while hacking away at the professional end of Apple products, I fear iOS will replace OS X. If only Apple built a mid-tower, a system between a top-line iMac and mac pro that would use a Core i7+, allow for upgradability and not cost $2500+ (before they went to Intel chips, the Power Mac G5 was a great buy at around $1500). Love my iPad and Apple TV, but c'mon Apple, enough with this iOS. Give me an OS to sink my teeth into and a reasonably priced professional tower lol.