swa66 - 4:30 pm on Dec 12, 2008 (gmt 0)
I suspect that Apple are heading for the iPhone way of doing things. No desktop, no finder, no 'files'... no choice.
Let's not forget that under the hood there is a freebsd derived "unix" OS that has as a fundamental basic idea that everything is a file. Spotlight won't change that for many years to come IMHO.