I don't know about you, but I could really care less about Merom in the MBP. -Sure it is 64bit, but your machine can only take advantage of it if it has MORE than 4 GB of RAM. -It is only slightly faster than the Core Duo, nothing to mess yourself over. -And it will probably produce more heat and reduce battery life. So here is what I do care about. -Better design of the MBP, with easy access to the Hard Drive and RAM (Like the MacBook. -A fix to any persistent problems in the first generation of MBPs (heat, whine). -A 13 inch model. -Improve the battery life. It seems that once 64 bit is a necessity, the next generation of the MBP will be way out of date anyway, so I just don't understand the fuss over Merom. As the notorious Chuck D once said, "Don't Believe the Hype."