I'm a researcher -- so my job is often to look at consumer attitudes and ask "why" folks respond a certain way. In this case, I'm trying to ask myself the same question as to why I initially responded so negatively to the MPB announcements. Here's my thoughts. We're an "apple house". I run a mac mini file server, three MBP's (one per individual), iphones, ipads and a Time Capsule as backup and router. We also use a Synology NAS and Unifi AP's, so there are a lot of moving pieces....but it all works. It works well, and pretty seamlessly. We work on our macs. I do some web development, photography and a lot of writing on mine. My wife runs her business off hers (psychotherapist). I also use my ipad extensively for work (notetaking via a Wacom pad). We've been waiting a while for new MBP's to upgrade all current laptops. So here's the deal. No, the new MBP's are not ideal for us. The keyboard and ports are the primary reason, but there are others. And I was upset when after the presentation. But the real reason? I think it's a larger issue as to how I interpreted the new MBP's, and how they were presented, as Apple no longer being committed to the PC market. Our Mini could use an upgrade at some point, but an upgrade that makes sense doesn't even exist. Where is Apple's evolution of the home network? Our Time Capsule from 3-4 years ago is the exact same model for sale now, I believe. So many of Apple's products are stale at this point. I hoped for something "more" from the MBP - Apple's vision of how PC's that are used professionally will evolve. Something. Instead it was an incremental improvement, or in my use case a significantly reduced value proposition. What I took away from the presentation is that I shouldn't expect a new Mac Mini. I shouldn't expect a new router/backup solution. That my "system" at home, which works wonderfully now, doesn't align with how Apple sees the future of their business. And so at some point I'm going to have to rebuild this system, maybe with Apple products, maybe not. But Apple doesn't seem interested in offering "solutions" any more to the types of PC, professional, or network issues I need. Is it fair to put the weight of all that on a MBP update presentation? Maybe not. But Apple doesn't give me enough information to plan against, and it's beginning to cause some tension. What is the future of the Mac desktop computer? Does Apple honestly still think it makes professional tools? What products can I reasonably expect to be available in the future? And it's because I rely so heavily on Apple products to run day-in, day-out in the background or on my desk to keep our lives moving. It's these questions, and the way that I - fairly or not - interpreted the MBP presentation as providing uncomfortable answers, that I think led me to respond so negatively to these new Macbooks.