First off I'm not whining about the Macbook Air, because I wasn't wanting or hoping for one, but I am confused on how this fits into Apple's culture of recent product releases. In recent years Apple has consistently given us beautiful products that really revolutionized how we do things at an affordable price. Examples of course include their software, iPods, iPhones, TV, iTunes. I have always felt that when you consider the engineering, the quality and the purpose of use of Apple products, they are bargains. However, I'm confused at why Apple had to build a notebook based on their most recent keyboard's thickness with specs that are at least 2 years old. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong, but this is really just a huge iPod at 5x the price and 1/2 the storage. I guess I would have much rather seen Apple turn the iPhone into more of a computer and maybe use all the man hours spent putting a laptop on a diet towards a new fresh product or at least fixing the current issues with Leopard etc. I always thought with technology as things got smaller, their features and power got better and the price dropped. The Air seems like we are going in reverse. Am I looking at this the wrong way? Is this thing really that cool that downgraded features are overshadowed by it's thickness? I guess I would have been more excited had it been a 12" screen (something different than a 13") and had the same specs as the current macbook (hard drive speed/capacity, processor speed, etc.) at a cheaper price than than the macbook due to loss of a media drive, a slower hard drive and less powerful processor. Are we just fools or am I nuts?