While still high for most people's taste, 64GB for $999 is not a very good price.
Wow! Only reading what you want to read, eh? There have been many mentions from people on all these MBA threads from people who have ordered or will order. The last time I checked the MacOSXHints poll it was about a 50/50 split between the buyers and non-buyers.
That did seem to be a common compliant during the months before the iPhone's release. A common reason seemed to be "How am I going to reset it when it freezes up?"
Complainers have always have a louder voice than the content people. Jesus could tell you that.
If a battery dies within a year then it'll surely be covered. The recent battery program for MBs was covered for two years, which is well out of the regular warranty date.
I've always had to have several batteries because 2 hours just doesn't cut it, but I'd bet that most people upgrade their MBA to a newer model long before theirs dies. If, for some reason, my MBA dies requiring me to send it away for a week, I'll simply buy another one and then return it (within the 14 days) after getting my old one back. i know most people can't afford to do that, but the target market for this machine will be more apt to do something like that, though I doubt most would think of it.