I'd like to start out by saying that I have owned nothing but Macs since 1993. I love my Macs. But...this MacBook Air thing has me a little concerned because there seems to be SO much love surrounding it. I'd like to be convinced, but I'm not...yet. I see portability as the only legitimate argument for a MacBook Air. I mean, what are you really paying for? The solid state HD is nice I suppose, but the premium you pay is for the engineering that went into the MBA's portability, IMHO. I can buy that thought, but not for the price. Dollar for dollar, any MacBook Pro from $1100 to $1700 is a far better deal in terms of your overall computing experience. Hell, even if I don't need all the power that comes with a MBP - you get more for your dollar. Am I off base here? Basically, you are paying for the experience of owning a MBA. It's an experience. People will pay more...for less. Add a bunch of hype and some clever marketing and people will buy it? Don't mean to sound disgruntled, but I was actually disappointed when I first heard about the MBA's. Cheers.