Well lets lay it out there. I think it is unwise to post in someone else's forum saying how dumb their purchases are. Alienware makes innovative products that people enjoy. That said, the XPS2 has made gaming history for a laptop. It beat Desktop ULTRAS for Christ's sake. These were desktop Ultras with P4's with HT. The XPS2 is the BEST gaming laptop. So AW owners should offer props for the time being.
On another note Alienwares do have dual drives and lots of innovative options themselves. In the end it is your money and as long as you are happy with your purchase that should be that. I personally purchased a 9300 with the 6800togo. I am getting right at 8780-9000 in 3DMark03 and 3700-4000 in 3DMark05. Is it a barn burner? Nah. It does meet my needs and gets me 3 1/2 hours of batt life though.
To summarize, this is a great forum. Every notebook has their good points. One thing I will say is that yes RIGHT NOW the XPS2 is king by a goodly margin, but we all know what technology brings. So give it about 6 months and the whole scene will change.
Can't we all just get along??