Who cares what Apple wants people to do with their (the consumer's not Apple's) machine? I think it should have an Ethernet port and am voicing my opinion as such - not sure why you feel compelled to defend them.
I think what is most annoying is that this type of defense revolves around the absurdly obvious.
"Did you know that they don't think they should have an Ethernet port on the ones they didn't put an Ethernet port on?"
Did you know that you can buy the old model if you don't want the new model?"
Really!? What revelation - thanks for pointing that out!