I didn't know that. Oh well, I guess I won't be looking at a MacBook Pro this year. Screw 'em. If they want a commie on the board, then they don't want to earn my money.
If it's any consolation it looks like Windows 7 is actually going to be a really good operating system. Vista is OK, flawed, but w7 is getting great reviews. And linux distros like Ubuntu, etc. are good too if you're more hands on.
And again, maybe you know all this anyway. It'll be cheaper going non-mac. (I like both but buy the less expensive setup.)