Hey y'all: Thanks for all the thoughtful comments. This is what makes writing for MacObserver so great -- all the different viewpoints and opinions. So thanks for taking the time to post... we appreciate it.
That's true... And I buy a lot of things I don't really need. But it's hard for me to encourage others to buy things they don't need.
Jameskatt: I love it too (as if you couldn't tell that from my column...). I've had a little weirdness -- a few wrong versions of songs in playlists and occasional app hiccups (on iOS), but I still love it and don't regret quitting Spotify. And the family plan is a winner -- my wife and kids said so.
wab95: Glad to hear it. I figured at $20 it couldn't be too bad; I'm glad to hear it's not.
Old UNIX Guy: I didn't write it for you. I wrote it for users who don't know any better (and their number is legion). Those who know better (and it sounds like you do) are free to ignore my advice (and they know it). They're also the ones who _will_ file bug reports and not whine publicly about their issues with the betas. Finally, saying that I blew it with this column is a bit harsh... and I respectfully disagree.
ibuck: You're a smart user. I'll bet you spend very little time erasing and restoring your devices...
Barry: My CDO isn't nearly as bad as my ADDH.
I didn't want to jinx it by trying before the two hours had elapsed, so thanks for letting us know that it worked immediately for you, tgjenvick. Anyone else?
Lee: That's what I figured. But whatever disabling/reenabling did, it worked and I'm a happy guy.
mferrara91: I agree completely. And I hope my column made it clear the MacBook might be ideal for users who might otherwise choose a MacBook Air, but is probably not a contender for users who need the capabilities of a MacBook Pro.