Hello! I am new on this forum, and I'm pretty happy to see that everybody seems to be very educated, a rare characteristic in forums. As the title says, I'm about to buy a MacBook Pro. I just started university and I will be working a lot with most of the Adobe Suite (that includes Premiere and After Effects, which, if I'm not mistaken, are pretty demanding on the hardware side). I've always used a desktop PC, self-built and tuned to work very well with my other main area of interest: music production. My computer never really felt obsolete (although it's pretty old), even though, like all Windows machines, it kept getting slower and slower, even needing the ever-so-annoying process of re-installing the whole OS from time to time. I decided almost a year ago that I'm in need of a laptop, and I started taking a look at what Apple has to offer. What I am looking for is a stable workhorse with the right hardware to run both the Adobe Suite and softwares like Ableton Live and Traktor (yes, my laptop will have to endure live gigs, since I cannot afford a second laptop just for DJing!) flawlessly. Since I need to start using it as soon as possible, I also decided I will not wait for the newest family of MBPs, especially given that most users on here advised anyone who wanted to buy a new laptop to just get the current version. Now, even though I was leaning toward a 13" MBP, I decided 15" is the way to go: I need the bigger screen to work with graphics softwares and to keep cluttered interfaces as clean as possible. But, I have problems deciding which model I should choose. Instinctively, I would go with the top of the line (i7 CPU, 8GB RAM etc.) in order to be sure the MBP will be fully operational and up to par at least during the next five years, without knowing if that expense is really necessary. Here is my question: if you use any of the software I mentioned, can you give me your opinion on which laptop configuration I should choose? Thank you.