The removal of the Optical Disk Drive would've opened up so many possibilities. Two if which I demand: - discrete GPU (which would get us the same display as the Air). - A larger battery. Going from 10 to 7 hours is mind boggling. (Yeah, I know it's a different test now but that only means somebody has been lying before). The new MBP13 is obviously just the refresh to get out of C2D land. Now Apple can go back to iOS, iPad, iPhone and Lion development. It's also clear that Apple didn't want to retool their unibody suppliers this time around - some piss-poor planning on somebody's part. It's not like they didn't have the time. I could give a rat's ass about Thunderpants. I have no idea what to do with it anyway. (But rest assured I'll need to buy more freaking mini-display adapters). I would even understand a token price hike if they fixed the display resolution and put in a "real" GPU. I just hope I live long enough to see it.