Hello, I'm in the market for a new 15" MBP. I'm struggling over whether to purchase the classic MBP or the new Retina. If I purchase the classic MBP, I would be removing the HDD and replacing it with a 256GB SSD anyhow, so the price would be the same as the rMBP. I would choose the 2.6/16GB RAM/256GB SSD options. The thing I'm worried about with the new rMBP is that it's a first generation and I've read reviews of it being quite hot, along with some other display issues. I would hate to invest the money and then learn that the 2013 version will have some hardware changes. If I purchase the classic now, and it being near the end of it's product life cycle, Apple may offer all the same goodies with a Retina screen and perhaps a new unibody??? My uses: Serious hobbyist photographer who uses Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Software plug-ins and a lot of web surfing. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!