First Iteration Product
The new Macbook Pro should be looked at as a first iteration Apple product. Lots of users will buy it because it's the new thing, but in the end, prices on SSDs will go down and the laptop build will be improved after Apple gains feedback just as they've done with any first product. In his keynote, Tim Cook hinted at this being the next form factor that the engineers are focusing on when he called it the "next generation". There has always been a phasing-out of one laptop generation to the next; plastic to unibody and in this case unibody to thin-powerhouse-unibody.