The 17-inch MacBook Pro has been missing for too long. Apple fans are fairly understanding of Apple's whims. They guess maybe it was hard to make a retina display that large. Maybe it was hard to keep it sturdy. Maybe Apple just wasn't in the mood. Who knows?
But the time has come. Many people find 17-inch laptops useful. Apple has been dropping the ball with regard to the Mac. They should have 20% or 30% market share by now but they just haven't put in the work.
Here's to hoping. Sometimes that's the best an Apple fan can do.