The superdrive on my late 2008 macbook has been dead for months - I've barely noticed. I foresee no use for it in the near to medium term, and any one-off use can be covered with an external drive. Thus, I turn to the MacRumors brain trust and ask: Can I just remove the damn thing? I know it will drop a bit of weight - of more interest to me, will I see any drop in power consumption? Will removing the drive completely compromise the structural integrity of the unibody? will the open slot improve or hamper airflow? Dust accumulation? Any and all thoughts and experience are welcome.