You believe so because it's true. Everyone else won't listen to people who say it's NOT backlit, and yet believe the first Apple Sales Rep who's confused and says it's backlit.
Steve Jobs says it's not backlit. The MacBook specification page explicitly says that the 2.0 GH version isn't backlit. There's only one 2.0 GHz MacBook, and it's aluminium and costs $1299.
There are so many things wrong with what you just said, I doubt anybody else but me would bother to reply to you directly.
Anyway, you think it's Apple's fault that they won't sell me an MBA at netbook prices, or a new 15" MBP for $500? That's how much I want to pay, after all. In fact, I'd prefer free. Come on, Apple. I'm a customer! Oh wait, no I'm not. I don't have any money, so I'll just continue to complain about what I want and can't have.
And Aston Martin just lost a customer. Lower the price of a DBS to the price of a Honda Civic, then I may go for it. It was either a DBS, or a Honda Fit. I just couldn't decide....
Why, does every other laptop keyboard on the market have a backlight? No? Can people still use them without issue? Yes? Ok then, it's sorted.