In 2008 Apple asked: "Can MacBook without FireWire be called Pro?" In 2009 Apple knew the answer and FW came back to all MBP's. In 2009 Apple asked "Can MacBook without ExpressCard be called Pro?" If you have MBP with expresscard you can buy usb3 (or eSata) card from 3rd party for $40. If you have MBP with sd-card reader you can buy new MBP with usb3 in sometime next year for $2000. They really hit the goldmine! Vote with your wallet!