My netbook shipped on Monday. In five to seven days I will have my new toy (er, computer).
I've spent a bit of time pondering one of the reasons the netbook is significantly lighter than my laptop - excepting the obvious 17 inches verses 11 inches - is the lack of an optical drive. Since I have no plans to burn cd's or watch movies, it was not much of an issue. I can always watch television on hulu (Stargate SG-1, Bones, Warehouse 13, and Eureka). Something I did not consider was loading software on said netbook.
Luckily, my laptop has Sync Center and the netbook is compatible. I should not have a problem with my wireless connection.