Originally Posted by bobaffett
They are planning to move to systems with many design changes, removal of the point stick, new keyboard design. Non removable batteries, and many other 'tweaks and adjustments'
Considering is one thing, and planning is another. Also, Thinkpad spans several different series as well as the Edge mini series. There are several Thinkpads in the series and each target a specific user-base.
Also, Think is a separate entity from Idea, their original Lenovo brand. The latter has been undergoing several overhauls, most latest is the Yoga which made Windows 8 worth messing with.
Lastly, I know they want to remove the trackpoint, but believe it or not there are big masses against doing so, many in the professional field use the trackpoint and rely on its existence, including a lot of the people that work at Lenovo. Getting rid of that trackpoint won't be easy, nor do I see it happening any time soon.