I can't disagree with you. I made the comparison in prices, but I'm sure the desktop would blow the 9300 in many aspects if the desktop is build with high end parts. I'm just saying that for the price, the 9300 is a great deal for a gaming rig, even when compared to a desktop. No doubt it's very limited in upgradability, but then I have an excuse to get a new notebook in two years.
The 17" WUXGA is what really makes it for me. I want to be able to game with semi-high settings on a nice monitor. I'm not the kind of person that has to have THE BEST setup all the time, and if you are, and have the money to, a desktop is definitely a good option for you. If you could buy a 17" WUXGA LCD for a desktop, I'd be seriously interested; but I'm now addicted to widescreens at high res, so if I'd get a desktop I'd have to invest in an expensive screen, which would admittedly look better than the 9300's screen, but would end up costing more after all is said and done.
With all that said, if you want to sell your 9300, I'm interested. What kind of a warranty you have on it?