So after owning two PC laptops that died out after two years of use I want to get a MacBook Pro. My main uses for the laptop will be recording, photo editing, a 200gb library of music, and watching movies. I was thinking about getting the low-end 13" and upgrading the RAM and Hardrive myself while also replacing the optical drive with an SSD. With my student discount the Pro would be 1,100 and about 1,350 after upgrades. I want the laptop to last longer than 2 years and not gradually decrease in performance like my PC laptops. I pick the low-end 13" because it's the cheapest and the i5 seems sufficient enough. I've heard the upgradeable Pros are going to be replaced this July so I figure I have until then to do this. I'm just wondering if it's a good time to go for this plan now? And how good will this laptop be after upgrades? If anyone has done something similar to this what are the pro's and con's you've experienced? If you think I should go with a different Pro setup what do you recommend? Thanks for your time.