Originally Posted by zanshin
Not so fast. All you "market savants" forget (or ignore) that we pros have repeatedly said we don't want the shiny, reflective edge-to-edge glass, would prefer a Firewire port over a pair of tiny, crappy display speakers, have no use for a built-in camera, and want the damn screen to stay at the brightness we calibrated it to that morning, not be "ambient light sensitive" to make adjustments on it's own just because someone opened the door to the editing suite.
It's more of a consumer crap intrusion into a professionals' workplace. If you don't get that, it's because you aren't one. Apple's making "greener" products to please jackasses like Al Gore's lemmings and forgetting the folks that got them into the dance.
I'll get my next big monitor from EIZO like my current 24" CG241W, and I won't shed any tears about it costing over $3000 when I'm using it to make 30x that.
So, to summarize, because YOU and other PROs (I am one as well) have specific needs (interestingly, your needs and mine are still different even though I am just as much a PRO as yourself) somehow Apple is shoveling crap straight into your office against your will by discontinuing the 30" ACD?
Don't confuse your own professional needs with the design parameters of a successful consumer electronics product
in the year 2010. There are plenty of monitors that fit your specification. Apple doesn't make them, but I suspect you have plenty of other non-Apple gear in your rig, so what's the difference?
All that said: I make plenty of money with my Mac as well and I don't mind the glass, in fact I like it's durability & clean-ability. I certainly don't mind the convenience features (speakers & cameras). For truly critical color judgment there is a whole color department where they have millions of dollars of highly sophisticated equipment for judging, predicting & adjusting color so I don't worry about ambient light adjustments on my display.
So I get it. You're pissed off about something dumb. I get it. You are going to talk down anyone who disagrees with you by dismissing the professionalism. I get it. You are going to post your displeasure on the internet and needlessly tie the whole weird thing to Al Gore. I get it. You are super-awesome! I'm so please with myself for taking the time to lower myself to your level and write this.