Simple question really. I think I am going to skip on an SSD this time round. I need one that's bigger then 256GB but I feel the cost of a 500GB model, even the cost I can get one for is just too much. It's over a third of the overall cost of the machine. I see that Intel do not make a big enough size and it's hit and miss with OCZ and Mac OSX, but then again it costs $$$ for a big enough model. So just wondering who else feels the same way? Are you skipping it this time and waiting to see if prices drop and sizes increase in 3 years? It's not too bad as I can replace the HDD with an SSD myself.