You are right there!
I have a Toughbook I carry too that is armoured,really and needs no case. In fact it laughs at and mocks all cases and it weighs in at about 7.5lbs I think. Completely out of line!
I too love the 11" but need more space and can't really see it but I love it for email and surfing with my nose almost touching the screen.
The 13" seems perfect to me and I did even have a new one heavily modified and ready to go when I got back home but the key transfer was such a pain and the 17" is so nice that I think I will just learn to love it.....maybe?
I have not bought the Mac Truck yet for it which is when I know it will be a keeper for sure. I am also a little worried a 17" Mac Truck may be what it takes to kill the Super Ego and I don't want to see that happen.
Oh why does it have to be this tough?