Absolutely love it. Been going through the forums and seeing issues like case creaking, white spots, dead pixels, lag and I think i'm one of the lucky ones: all but lag are non-existant for me (more on lag in a bit). First off, this is my first mac, so I have no prior experience with any other laptop. From a very non-chalant user's perspective, its great. It's markedly lighter than my previous laptop (an old Hp pavillion), runs incredibly cool and quiet as long as I'm not doing any gaming- seriously, the fan never kicks in- and the screen is brilliant. Colors are rich and of course everythings sharp, and after using it for a while and then looking at a friends 15 inch... there's really no way I could use something like that again. I love being able to use 1920x1200 on a 15 inch display. I can have a word document and anything else i need open side to side in the same panel. Microsoft word isn't retina ready but actually doesn't look bad at all. It could be because I'm at a higher resolution, but it doesn't bother me. Then again, I'm not very nit-picky, and I could see how it could bother some people. Now the lag. It is there, enough so that I notice it isn't as smooth as I expected. It is especially prevalent on some webpages, and resizing windows. It doesn't bother me, but I could see how it could bother other users, especially those who've used macs before. However I'm reading that ML fixes this, so that will soon be non-issue. I have zero complaints. Very satisfied customer. Saved up four years to buy it, and feel my money was well-spent.