I'm really aggravated after finding out that the new macbooks will most likely not have an optical drive. My budget is 1500 dollars max, and I was going to buy the 1299 macbook, but decided to wait until MWSF. However, apparently they're taking out the optical drive... so I'll have to buy an old outdated mac just to have it built in? I wanted to use my mac for school projects where we would need to make a video for class that i could burn onto a CD, or to watch DVDs on a plane or long car ride or something. I may just end up getting a new dell with an optical drive in it instead if the rumors turn out to be true. Do most people not use the CD drives anymore or what? I think getting rid of it is a VERY high price to pay just to make the macbook a little slimmer. GAH. What do you guys think, is it worth it?