I'm not convinced that the new models are as over-priced as people are making them out to be.
In New Zealand, the new high-end aluminium Macbook costs NZ$2899, compared to the old high-end black Macbook, which cost NZ$2399.
So that's five hundred more, and what do you get for it?
A bigger FSB on the core (800Mhz -> 1066Mhz)
Higher speed RAM (DDR2 667Mhz -> DDR3 1066Mhz)
Apparently far superior graphics chip.
An enlarged glass trackpad with superior multi-touch gestures.
And of course the new manufacturing process, making for a lighter, thinner, stronger, prettier laptop.
Oh and don't forget that thumbscoop!
What do you lose? Firewire and a matte-screen option (I think).
Sure, it's not exactly 'aggressive' pricing. And I don't know whether the upgrades are quantifiably 'worth' an extra NZ$500. But it isn't a rip-off.
On a side-note, one awesome thing is that Apple have given NZers a really good deal! The price is much lower than what you get if you convert the American price to NZ dollars and add our taxes! Awesome!