I will start: 1) I have to rotate the MP to plug in install or remove USB/TB cables 2) Now I have to deal with all of these cables everywhere 3) The MP is not expandable - I can't think of anything more difficult or inconvenient than having to reach around or rotate the MP to remove or install a TB or USB cable. I have hired an efficiency expert to help organize my time in preparation for this new task. - I am one of the lucky few who got my old MP (oMP) with the photonic upgrade. Both the oMP and Cinema display power themselves by collecting electrons from the atmosphere - no power chords. In addition, the external HDs (FW800 & eSATA), monitor speakers, Compact Flash card reader, and monitor calibrator are powered and transfered files via Osmolusion. I can't begin to imagine the nightmare some of you go through who don't have this capability. - So let me get this straight. When I need to change a HD, I don't have to shut my system down and open it up? What a rip-off. I actually make up reasons to shut down my oMP, just so I can look and marvel at the inside. I despise expandability. In my house I have a Plasma/BluRay/Surround Sound/Router/MP3/Receiver all-in-one. Picked it up at Costco.