I guess I should preface by saying that I'm not a hardcore video editing professional or something, but I am in web development and need a somewhat powerful computer. I've had the new MBP for a few days now. I have to say that coming from my 2011 macbook pro (which was getting pretty slow) with that basic screen, useless dvd drive and loud fans.. I am so amazed at this new space gray 13inch tb model! This laptop is so SEXY. I can't get over it. I'm carrying it around everywhere instead of my iPad like I would normally use. The only ports I really used to use on my old mbp were the USB-A and (rarely) mini display port. Never needed firewire, ethernet, or SD. So I have one little $9 dongle that I can use to easily connect my printer, usb keyboard, external HD etc. I can just use airplay instead of minidp. Absolutely don't mind. pros: -Space gray color is sleek and modern and masculine and beautiful -I love that I can charge from either side of the machine. -I love the sound that the keyboard makes when I type, because it makes up for the shallower dimensions and you actually feel like you are accomplishing something by getting that strong feedback (as opposed to the regular macbook) -Speakers are a huge improvement, though I'm almost always linked to my bose -I love that I'm getting a 13" again, but such an improved screen at the same time with a smaller footprint -If you have good vision, go into your system preferences and change the display from "default" to "scaled" and choose "more space".. so much more screen real estate and feels like I can be more productive as if I'm using a bigger screen! -I love the touchID, so much faster than on my iphone, I barely have to touch it for it to register -I love the light weight -I love the speed -I love how there isn't fan-noise (so far) and it runs cool -I love the brightness and colors of the screen -I love that the screen accurately brightens/dims based on ambient lighting -I love that I was able to easily use migration assistant and get all my stuff from my old machine working great cons: -I did like the magsafe option, but for the sake of minimalism and versatility of ports, I can get over it and just be careful with placement when charging -The large trackpad is taking some getting used to for me. I like to have "tap-to-click" activated, as well as "bottom right corner click" for the "secondary click." As a result, I find myself right-clicking by accident when my palm finds itself resting on the trackpad -I thought people were crazy at first, but I will miss the little glowing apple on the back. Totally not a dealbreaker though of course If you have a last gen retina model from the past couple years, maybe you won't be as amazed as I am and should hold out another year or two. But if you are like me and have a 2011 or earlier, and you totally skipped the 2012-2015 retina cycle.. I definitely say you should pull the trigger and upgrade. Treat yoself.