Well, I've about had it with waiting... I'm thinking about getting the high-end rMBP 15" refurbed for $2100. My good ol' 2007 Santa Rosa (2.2 Duo) is running fine - other than it has ALWAYS been a George Foreman grill for my wrists. I don't even understand Apple's pricing on the Air v the Pro - once you beef up an Air, you're basically hitting Pro pricing. I realize no one can foresee the future - but I am really hoping to get another seven years out of my next MBP. I can't ever upgrade it - and I don't suspect we'll ever see anything that uses lightening ports anymore than we've ever seen anything use firewire - at least anything affordable. But the MAIN issue - in normal use, running Photoshop, Illustrator, Windows 7 in VMware, Sublime, and Chrome - can anyone let me know if the machine gets hot? I'm running smcFanControl, relating a temperature of 129 degrees with my apps running through my 3 spaces. My other option is to bump up to 6GB of memory and pay to have a SSD installed, hoping that might cool this Santa Rosa down and give her plenty of juice for Mavericks. Any thoughts/ideas/whatnot are greatly appreciated. Also, I had the logic board replaced for free by Apple about 4 years ago, even though it was out of warranty, because it had that bad GPU. Only relating that pertaining to the possibility of upgrading this machine with the SSD and RAM.