I know that Apple just refreshed the MacBook Pros and everyone knows that these machines are not cheap. Why wouldn't Apple equip these machines with the newest and most advanced hardware possible? I know it/they have Thunderbolt, but they also have USB so why not the latest and greatest USB? I mean how much more would that really cost them? I like having choices and it seems to me that Apple is too controlling at times. I have my own brain and I don't need SJ or anybody else telling me what I need. It's like when they fought forever against offering USB period! And eventually they ended up having to do it. And for a long time, we had USB 1.1 when almost everybody else was using USB 2.0. I mean let go of the friggin' control issues already! If Apple is going to create and sell a top of the line machine then they need to make sure that it has the top of the line as far as components. It needs to be more than just pretty. I know that the new MBP has some incredible specs and I would love to actually have one. I just don't get why they drag their feet for so looooong when it comes to something like this.