Is the external SuperDrive a new product, or has it been around for a while? If it's been around for a while, then I guess I can understand it not supporting Blu-Ray. But if it's a new product, then I shake my head at its lack of Blu-Ray support.
Bluray is owned by a conglomerate that includes Sony, LG, Samsung and HP among others. Apple would have to pay a fee to include it in their products, and doing so would give credit to a superior format. Jobs decided he could sell expensive computers whether they had bluray or not. There have been a few people who worked for Apple who have claimed the company is not interested in listening to what consumers want. They still sell products so why should they?
There is absolutely nothing crazy or ridiculous. All you need do is read. People who work for Apple have been quoted as saying Apple doesnt listen to what consumers want, they feel it their job to innovate (ie tell you want you want) instead.Or, instead of some crazy ridiculous conspiracy the simplest explanation might be that Apple see's streaming hi-def videos as the future.
If you look at netflix and where the industry is going it looks like Apple is right.