i am a photog also wanting to get into making HD docs. i've been waiting for the release of the next MBP. I'm mostly interested in the port's because of wanting to transfer large photo/video files. The current 15" doesn't has the Esat port that the 17" does, but i don't want such a large portable because i will use an NEC monitor at home. Does anyone have any thoughts if there will be new ports on the next 15inch MBP release? Will Sandybridge make a big difference. I hear that they won't be using USB 3? Is Firewire 800 good enough for my purposes? Thanks.