Originally Posted by solipsism
I love the case. I don't know what they could do to the outside to improve upon it's ascetics .
It isn't so much that it would look better, as much as it would be new.
If you look at eBay, you can see how the value of machines drop after certain changes are made to new machines.
When Apple comes out with a new case, which they will do at some point, all of the older case machines will have their value cut significantly.
If you buy an old machine, but it has a current case, you can pretend to yourself, and others, that it is a new machine. But when the case is changed, suddenly, it's pretty obvious that your machine is "old", even if you bought it the week before. It's like driving a new car out of the lot the end of December.
I know we don't like to think we're that unsophisticated, but it does come into it.