I agree as well - I have had numerous problems with my current laptop (almost all of them due to the unnecessary software). I've been waiting for something like this for a LONG time.
I agree. I just got the beta chromebook and I can't tell you how cool this is. I'm using it at work and I think it would be perfect for school kids. There is nothing for them to break. It's so nice when your computer just gets out of your way and lets you work and learn.