Hello everyone. I'm sure some people are getting annoyed by these threads, but I wanted to throw up a fresh thread and get some opinions about my situation and questions. I'm in graphic design school and will eventually need to get used to macs and their operating system. Since so many design firms almost exclusively use macs, I really need the experience and familiarity with them so that I'll have a higher chance for getting hired at any given place. I've been using PCs my whole life and have always been curious about the other side but never committed... So, my questions are 1) would I be able to get a full enough experience with a hackintosh? I've done some brief reading and it seems pretty complicated on turning a laptop into one, though. 2) If I had to buy a mbp, would it be worth it to wait or buy now? Upgrade-ability is very important to me. I don't want to spend a fortune on a mbp at apple, I'd rather buy aftermarket way cheaper and do it myself. Another problem is the current retina display machines - glued and soldered in is EXTREMELY unappealing to me. Having said that, what are the chances that the new models coming in(ETA June) will ALL be glued and soldered? In my opinion, this is a horrible way for Apple to go, but who am I to say this. I just see them as being 100% consumer-based if they keep taking this route with all their products. I really don't like supporting a company that makes these kind of decisions, but the fact that Mac is so common in the design industry, I almost have no choice in the matter. I have to be familiar with their systems.