John, I'm with you. I hear the 2009 models are very difficult to exchange out for an SSD. I am waiting to see what Apple offers. For instance, when the Retina Macbook Pro was introduced, it was a very nominal upgrade charge from the 256 SSD to the 512. You think there would be someone in my area who is authorized to open up a 2009 Macbook and install an SSD? The Apple Store might, but I bet it would cost quite a bit.