I'll be using a USB reader for all my cards, even if all I was to use was the SD card no way will I fumble around with that slot, it's a waste of space. I'm absolutely fine with the compromises made on the 27" from what I have read, and using the 21s in store they seemed very awesome. The idea is that the hump will go down in the future until all we have is a thin slice of cardboard. As futuristic as the 2012 is today, it will be viewed as a transitional product sooner rather than later. I'm OK with that.