Whenever I buy things Apple (and I do that relatively often) I feel that the price is high. Whenever I compare my choices with the people that does not buy Apple things, I feel that I did the right thing.
My call: My 2009 MB Pro will continue to be my main computer, but will probably buy a 13" MB Air ... I was expecting for a 15" MB Air, it seems is not coming ...
How about I shake it around for you: the new MBP is a Super Air. Not quite as thin as the Air, but pretty thin, pretty light and incredibly powerful. I think it's incredibly compact for a quad core.
That's a common style of anti-Apple troll, and I never understood that. It's really a strawman: inflate the price by an unexplained (or sometimes outdated) amount and attack that inflated price. The global economy is a concern, and a sad situation, but Apple's been doing fine the past 4 years, so... it's kind of moot. I think they'll sell pretty well. Apple's customers are apparently doing well enough. I love the new MBP