First and foremost, I, too, would like to have a traditional docking station in which I simply attach my device to a peripheral-connected unit ("docking station"). Furthermore, due to the design of the connection of the touch/type cover to the Surface Pro, I am lead to believe that this will be possible/forthcoming in the future.In my opinion, the Surface wasn't designed for moving between docked and mobile.
However, as I have had to do, toss your definition of the "traditional" docking station! Instead, move ahead with building your own docking station via a USB 3 hub, as I have successfully done. That's what J5150P is referring to; in other words, you can create your own docking station, less the power/charging cable, via a USB 3 hub. In that case, what's the issue?
Trust me, I'm no stranger to docking stations because I've relied on them throughout my many years using an IBM/Lenovo laptop. But when I got wind of the Surface Pro specs, my first thoughts were, "How in the world am I going to replace this ThinkPad W700 and duplicate the exact (hardware) functionality?" Well, low and behold, I started my research and I discovered PC technology that I thought didn't even exist!
So, in my setup, when I "dock," I plug in the USB hub, the Surface Pro power cable, and then the DisplayPort cable. Again, much like my ThinkPad W700, I wish I could "click-connect" my Surface Pro to a traditional docking station instead of my Type Cover, but then again, no other true tablet does that today (including the market leader), so I am satisfied--for now--building my own "docking" station. The only ones that dock are laptops/ultrabook laptops; therefore, the lack of the traditional docking station for the Surface Pro is definitely not a fault nor hindrance in this first implementation.
As there are many people like myself who replace their laptops/primary PCs with the Surface Pro , I expect a traditional docking station in the future. In the meantime, however, the fact that I can assemble my own docking station via a USB hub is certainly no reason to disqualify the Surface Pro as my PC replacement.