At the the time I'm writing this, Apple has discontinued selling all external monitors. Fans hope and dream about some exciting new monitor coming out, and I hope that comes to fruition. But right now, the situation is a little strange.
Apple can really help us out by releasing one or more high quality external monitors. It's unrealistic to expect a professional to do work on their laptop screen all of the time. Apple's monitors are always high quality. They bring peace of mind with the purchase.
People end up turning to 3rd party displays for use with MacBooks. But these displays don't support Thunderbolt, don't have camera, often don't have speakers, and certainly don't have microphones. Apple really has chance to improve people's lives. Let's hope they take it.