I waited many years to buy a MacBook, waiting for a faster processor and an extra USB port. I fully expected them to release such a machine, and planned to buy immediately. The discontinuation of the MacBook was a HUGE SHOCK to me, and I'm sure to many. I buy immediately the most loaded one I could find last week, a i5/8/512, before they were all gone. Now I see they're almost all sold out everywhere, and prices are rising on the few remaining. I think I wasn't alone, waiting for the update. Now that I have it, it's an amazing machine. There's nothing out there like it. I almost wonder if Apple lost the engineers that could update it. The new MBA is evidence they can't make a small machine without a fan.