My Mac mostly sits on my desk and does not go anywhere. For me its a definite plus to have the DVD drive built in. So who still uses a DVD/CD player on your Mac? Since my use of the DVD drive is mostly for listening to sermons and not music there is still a need for it, especially since some ministries only produce their content on discs. For movies I prefer to stream or download, but I do have hundreds of discs. What about you?