This is a thread involving all of commotion involving macs: Why are optical drives such a big deal for you all? I mean how cheaper can the mac possibly be without the drive? And honestly i would have not bought my new macbook pro if it did not have the drive in their because i use it a lot...I create MP3 music, Data CD's with programs for resale...And whenever i purchase software i always like it to be delivered in box rather then downloaded..I dont know why i just feel more secure knowing what i have........ Macbook airs- I have nothing against them but i honestly feel they are worth 700 or less stock..Not 999, They are more of a lemon to me then the actual laptop....And 13' macbook pros are very light to me? and also have great battery life..I mean how much more improvement is really needed...?.. Can you guys just give some feedback? or feelings towards those concerns?