I'm going to go to the apple store on Tuesday to go play with it for a bit but I'm not going to actually buy it til Friday so I'm not temped to blow off studying for my mcat exam all during the week just to play with it. I also want to order the appropriate upgrades from newegg once I know what the specs are going to be since we don't know about RAM or SSD options yet. Waiting for WWDC is weekend is going by really slowly but that's not necessarily a bad thing haha
I've always waited. I'll be here to see how those who buy early like their machines and what kind of issues they have. I don't buy anything new until I see what those who bought before me think of the product.
I usually buy release day if it's available. I only buy what's in the store, so it usually ends up the higher possible configuration (because the store usually only stocks a set of channel configurations and then a maxed out configuration (antiglare upgrade, etc.)
1. It'll have reviews by then, so I can take my time and decide on whether or not I like the new redesign.
2. If it turns out I don't like it, I can buy the older generation for a discount.
3. I don't absolutely need at this moment in order to be productive. I can get by on this POS machine for a few more months (hell, if I wanted to I can make it last another 2 years but I'm itching for a MBP).
It works perfectly for me this year. I'm in work and able to watch the broadcast on Monday. Then on Wednesday I fly out to Mexico for 2 weeks. By the time I get back, I imagine there'll be tonnes of reviews and hopefully an updated MacBook Pro ready to buy at my local Apple store!
Gonna wait 3 weeks to a month just to see what the initial feedback is like and to coincide with payday. Also the first time i'll be able to take advantage of the BTS promotion. Shame i'm no longer at uni though, if i remember correctly universities get a higher discounted rate than colleges and schools in the UK.