So I basically got shunned in the rMB threads by people in denial. I've been told that the 2015 rMB runs just as fast as the rMBP and that I don't know what I'm talking about. Obviously trying to convey that the computer is much slower than my previous Macs in a rMB owner's thread is like going to the Democratic National Convention and preaching an end to Gun Control. LOL My previous notebook computer was the 2014 11" Macbook Air "ultimate" ... I loved how fast it was, and how super portable it was. The only peeve was the horrid low-res, low quality screen. So when I saw the Keynote about the 12" retina macbook, I got excited. So the weekend the 12" rMB came out, I bought it. I bought the 1.2 ghz, 512gb gold model. After bringing it home, I was ecstatic about the physical dimensions. I wasn't too thrilled about having to buy all new power adaptors, and USB adaptors, but I did it. All told I'm into it about $1900 now. After about 3 weeks owning it, little things started bugging me about it. The battery lasts nowhere near what they say. They say 9 hours, I get about 4-5... people say turning the brightness all the way down and disabling bluetooth (how am I to use a mouse?) will help get closer to 7-8 hours too, but that seems silly. My biggest pet peeve is the performance. It's awful, or I'm just critical. The issues where I notice it are flash sites (Facebook games, etc) where it's jerky or so laggy that it's unusable. Also, I notice it on little things like when I'm clicking through unread emails with the arrow keys, I often click on an email and then click on the next and the processor is so slow it doesn't register the email as having been clicked on, so it's not marked read. Things like installing software, OS updates, etc, on average takes twice as long as my old Macbook Air. I'm kinda in a dilemma now. I'm not sure if going to a rMBP 13" or a Macbook Air 11 would be better at this point. I've brought my issues up in the rMB forums, and people are just drunk on the kool-aid and say oh just turn off some features like animations and OS display features. NO! I didn't spend $1900 to have to disable features meant to work on any mac. Anyone have advice for me? I travel a lot, so I wonder if the 13" rMBP will be too bulky\heavy after a Air and then a rMB. It seems like the more appropriate model.. or maybe go back to a 11" Macbook Air... I dunno. I have a iMac 5k at home, so the laptop is NOT my primary computer. Thoughts\suggestions?