It's misleading. It doesn't seem that any of these reviews have said that he MBPR is a bad value. They are only complaining that the entry level price is high. Anyway, consumers don't seem to think it's cost-prohibitive.
I don't mind that the RAM is soldered and non-upgradable. I don't mind that the SSD is proprietary. But it really puts me out that the 256GB SSD is the only option on the base model. Anyone know why that is?
The migration will be a cinch. That truly is idiot-proof. On not having to upgrade the OS, it's a toss-up for me. Go with a the mature OS and upgrade when wrinkles are ironed out of ML, or start with a fresh new OS and maybe have to live with a few wrinkles until that's sorted out.
Don't forget, it's also about bragging about the size of your RAM to people who really don't give two craps about it anyway. I would venture that's the ultimate reason for most of those who persist in whinging about it. Having said that, I shall now commence whinging. I only have 4GB on my 6-year-old MBP. I bought it with 2GB and upgraded after a couple of years. I would really like the option to upgrade it later myself (I'm assuming you can take it to an Apple...
Or maybe named Rubenstein... I wouldn't say that Siri is an embarrassment. Or it shouldn't be, anyway. It will only get better with time, and this open public beta is a huge part of that. Apple should probably focus on managing expectations.
I wish someone would do a pay-as-you-go model. No monthly rate, just sell 10GB at a time. Let people use it however, whenever they want. Obviously this will never happen with phones, probably never will with other gadgets. But, I would actually use an iPad data plan if I could do this.