Came across this interview on another forum that I think many of you may find to be very interesting. It gives a great look into what we can expect from future firmware updates and explains many hardware based decisions. A little long but overall a worthwhile interview.
Panasonic HPX170, Canon 7D
2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 8GB RAM
Adobe Production Premium CS6, Avid Symphony 6, Final Cut Pro Studio 3
The College of William and Mary