Tikatika, awesome. I would have opted for the 13" as well, but ultimately decided on the 11". Smaller is best for me as I travel quite often. Granted the 13" has the better battery life and faster SSD, i'm quite happy with my purchase.
I don't know what all the fuss is about with Retina on these, just got my first MBA and its awesome. Very quick and the screen is fine!!!
Really snappy compared to my 2010 15" MBP and 2010 27" iMac.
This is exactly the same MBA I purchased a month ago. It's lightning fast and gets the job done. I love it!