Hello Everybody, I'm not looking to start any kind of flame thread. Just simply seeing what the forum this about an upcoming purchase decision I'm making. I recently sold my 2006 Mac Pro Tower, based on the news of the 'refresh' of the Mac Pro line, and the release of the new Mac Book Pro with Retina display. Like the rest of you I was a little disappointed with the 'refresh' or shall I say incremental spec increase of the the Mac Pro tower. I don't think it's THAT big of an update from the previous release. However the new Mac Book Pro's look like a substantial update from previous models. My REAL question is do you guys think I should just go with a refurbished 8-core Westmere from the Apple Store or splurge a little on the latest Mac Book Pro. I'm asking from a performance perspective, and life-cycle perspective. I do a lot of 3D artwork (Maya), graphic design (Adobe CS), audio production (Protools) & lite gaming (Diablo III). Apple has shown very little interest in the Pro level user, so it's hard to support them for this, while I know the new laptop will be cool and fast, but is that worth the extra $$$? Your thoughts?