Clearly we are going to get a ton of folks pissed off everytime Intel releases a new processor that Apple doesn't quickly use. I don't think Apple needs to quickly incorporate every Intel release, nor do I think it's in Apple's best interests to do so. If you want to use OS X, you have no choice but to buy a Mac. Sure a few people will get so sick of waiting for Merom in a MBP that they buy a Think Pad instead. These few do not impact Apple's profits very much. Most of the buying public doesn't know sh*t about processors, and most of those who are knowledgeable have a bit more patience than some of the angry folks who post complaints here daily. It costs Apple money to incorporate each new Intel release. If Apple were to fall far behind, missing multiple Intel releases, they would likely suffer poor sales. Delaying a minimally-improved release like Core 2 Duo won't hurt them substantially. Since Apple has no direct competition, they may sometimes maximize profits by skipping an Intel release or taking some time to incorporate it. I think they are perfectly entitled to do so.