The basic design of the MBP has not changed for years -- it goes way back. If you look at the Macbook, you can see that the MB has a more recent -- and functional -- design. My main problem with the MBP is that you can't replace the hard disk -- as you can, easily, on the MB. This was not a big issue until the SATA disks came along. It is true that the MBP design is still elegant and (for the most part) functional. But it certainly needs to be upgraded so the hard disk is accessible and can be changed as it can on the MBP. It also needs to add a slot for SD cards and a SATA connector. I almost bought a new MBP today but hesitated because of the hard disk issue. Certainly a state-of-the-art computer today should allow an external SATA disk without having to buy an express card.