I've got a friend with the gen b 1.86 MBA with the 128 gb SSD HD. He's wishing he got a pro for pro applications instead of the air. I've got a 2.4 unibody MBP with 4 gigs of ram and applecare. I use mine for really humdrum consumer stuff, and have it connected to a external monitor, keyboard and mouse most of the time. (And before you say anything, I found the MB screen unacceptable.) I do occasionally run XP programs using VMware Fusion, if that makes any difference. My friend is proposing to swap systems. We've got a similar amount invested in each, and we seem to have systems that are more suited to each other's needs. Deal or no Deal? I'd like the portability of the air, and the SSD, but I'm not wild about losing a superdrive. I also suspect that if I wait a year or two, I'll be able to drive an SSD with double the capacity and twice the price. I'd like some input from both camps who have used their machines. Also, how does the Air with the SSD perform under everyday applications? Is there anything I should be aware of? Thanks for your advice.