Why is it funny that something is important to some? If it is not a deal breaker for you, great I am happy for you. It seems you had a different opinion here though:
Yes... when 16GB was the max... and before Google Music Beta was available. You're worse than a politician. 32GB is plenty. I have 32 in my Transformer, and I haven't filled it yet. File system is similar to ICS in that all 32 are available to both apps and media. Everything runs snappy (ironically with the exception of the Google Market... that takes forever). I use cloud storage, I have LTE in my are and its fast (as fast as my home internet). I also have an unlimited plan.. You'll just have to learn to plan ahead. Going on a trip? Download your stuff ahead of time. Who just spontaneously goes... Crap, I gotta get out of town tonight and I don't have anything to watch? When I went to mexico, I loaded a few movies on my thunderbolt.
How would having to remove an sd card from under the battery be helpful you. Its slow to transfer data.