I recently bought a new laptop and I'm very pleased with my choice. However when shopping, there seemed to be quite the market for these small netbooks. If I traveled with my laptop a lot, I might be more interested, but I think the keyboards on normal laptops are small enough - I can't imagine typing for very long on one of those.
My husband's work computer is a laptop and it is huge. And heavy. I can't imagine maneuvering that day in and day out. But he is a programmer and needs one with plenty of power and an easy to use keyboard.
He would be proud that I said his laptop was huge. (hee hee)