I posted this in another thread.... but thought this deserved its own thread - for others to chime in and respond... I ordered a fully decked out 13.3 MBA at 12noon PST.... and ..I am now reconsidering the purchase.... and will probably cancel tomorrow. I currently have a 2.13 MBA with 128SSD , 2gb..... the reason for the reconsideration is the following : 1. No Backlit Keyboard 2. Not as elegant as the current MBA (in terms of hiding all ports) for a clean look. 3. No GSM/EVDO connectivity option (not a deal breaker) - but, if they were convinced enough to come out with an 11" MBA... I wouldn't be too surprised if this is in the works... especially with Verizon (CDMA) and AT&T announcing they will both be selling the iPad. 4. Apple has made a clear indication that they are moving to a streaming and (more and more) "cloud based" ideology.... the next logical step would be making a Macbook PRO without an optical drive.... it's only logical.... to fit in with their AppleTV, iPad, iPhone, and wireless / Airplay connectivity. 5. No case-machined "Power" button.... silly i know, but having a "power" keyboard button is so.... non-apple. 6. No sleep indicator light (not a big deal) 7. No infra-red (not a big deal....maybe this will be a "Pro" version)... or, this might just be supplanted by wifi controller (via Apple "Remote" App) 8. No USB 3.0 --> not really a big deal for me... but Apple has always been on the frontlines of "good" technology... it is hard to deny the advantage of USB 3.0 (however, I wonder what that would require in terms of space sacrifice in the MBA). Basically, there is nothing "spectacular" for me...except the 4gb upgradeability, the all Flash system... and a nicer looking display. personally, in pictures.... the wedge shape looks weird... and has no "flair" to it. Also, I believe if you are connecting this to an apple cinema display (especially) if you have an 11" model - it will be a very awkward connection.. but the 13" should fair the same as the outgoing current model. I only mention this... because it was one of my simple "design gripes" - and I was surprised they didn't make the connectivity more "apple-like" Yeah, I'm canceling my order for sure.