Hey all, I have been on these forums for a while now, and as I read through the MBP section, I hear and see lots of people complaining about the Optical Drive being in the MBP still, and people want it gone. I have a philosophy and /rant about this, but with some logic, so bear with me. If you want too. Here is what I see happening: 1: Apple will keep the CD/DVD Option, and perhaps upgrade or give the option for Blu-ray. Lets not forget this is the "Pro" line, and a huge majority of professionals still USE DVD's and I'm sure would and could use/enjoy a Blu-Ray drive. I know myself I use my drive often still, installing friends dvd's, cd's, and watching seasons of shows. It doesn't use any HD space to use watch a dvd. Also, now that the MBP line is becoming SO popular to the average "hip dude," they too use cd's and dvd's often, at least around here. 2: If you REALLY want no drive, either get an Air, or put a little elbo grease into and take it out yourself and put in a HD. We all know it's possible, so do it if you're so set on having a pro and no optical drive. Don't be lazy. 3: Apple, being the money maker it is, certainly does want to do everything they can to make as much money as they can, so plausibly I COULD see them doing this (taking out the drive) just so people will spend more money on their external superdrive. But hopefully they won't make such a jerk move. Anyways, end /rant.