I think every laptop I've ever seen has the power puttong on the same surface as the keyboard. I also notice that the pictures of the upcoming Macbooks (Pro or not) continue to have the button in the same place. If somebody decides to use the laptop as more of a dedicated desktop solution and a stand that allows vertical positioning how does one ago about powering the computer on and off? Do you have to take it out and open the lid continually? http://www.macworld.com/article/60162/2007/09/grandstands.html I'm assuming schedule power on/off is not being used. Also, I can't say I've had good experience with waking from sleep through peripherals.