I don't want it small. Apple does but I'm perfectly fine with the old MBP's size and weight. It's a price I gladly payed for being able to upgrade the RAM and storage myself and for not being forced to use a comparatively tiny, yet expensive SSD. For me, Apple notebooks are great becuse of their build quality and because I like OS X (although it's gotten less enjoyable since Lion). I don't need a razor-thin design object, I need a reliable notebook that is known to run some flavor of Unix well.
Of course that doesn't make me part of Apple's core demographic but until the retina MBPs showed up choosing a notebook was a no-brainer: Just get a reasonable MBP and upgrade the HDD and RAM for a fraction of what Apple charges. Now I need to buy their RAM at twice the merket rate, the storage is only upgradable for the more expensive models and even then a terabyte costs an order of magnitude more than an HDD of comparable size. (No, not all of us value speed over cost.) Also, no matte screens, no optical drive, no native Ethernet and no microphone jack.
Apple hardware has gotten too expensive for me while losing features I use and adding nothing I value. I'm disappointed by that since I used to really like their notebook lineup.