@donskar: Thanks for a valuable post, but unfortunately that didn't to much.
There are rumours Button's contract is for 5 years, so obviously they believe in him, but it also doesn't mean they do so more than in Lewis Hamilton. McLaren have always believed in equal drivers, so they'll probably stick to it. Speculating they won't is not going to get us anywhere, is it?
I will allow a thread to discuss Button's signing and his contract, if there is any need to it, but this thread didn't start well, and ends before it turns out even worse than it started. Sorry.