So why don't they. It is the only thing I actually hate about the mac, the slotloading drives. Sure it lookes great, but the amount of people having problems with it is huge. My macbook pro drive is dead, it can't read any discs anymore. Most of the time it isn't really a problem, I don't do much with cds or dvds anymore. But sometimes, for example with Snow Leopard, I need a drive. Eventually I did it by copying the disk to an image on another computer (a windows one). Made a bootable disk on a USB device and installed SL from there. Just a moment ago, a friend calls me telling the dvd doesn't come out anymore. As you guys may know, the slotdrives don't have any physical way in forcing a disc out of the drive. She tried everything, booting up again and pressing eject and all the other methods that are out there. Eventually she got it out by putting a piece of cardboard in the drive and that made it come out. But what the !@#%, sticking a piece of cardboard in the thing to get a disc out is crazy! And Apple must know this. But there not doing anything about it. I mean all the cool innovative stuff they come up with and the slot-drive hasn't changed for years! It doesn't even make a nice sound when the disc is 'eaten'. I think the slot-drive should be the next to be updated. This whole post is just a way to get it of my chest But I'm still curious what you guys think.