Ive used 13" laptops all of my life, except for the one instance where I had a pre retina 15" for a few weeks, which I found to be tooooooo large. My friend offered his discount and coupled with some left over gift cards I had, I paid about 1609 out the door for the base 15". If I were to buy the 13" with the 16gb ram, the out the door cost would've been 318 cheaper. At that price, I figured it was worth to just spring the 318 and get a more future proof machine. Now that I received the machine and took it on a flight, I must say, its a bit larger than I expected. I thought about the value proposition instead of going with whats comfortable. Is the weight and footprint something I eventually get used to? I also got the 15" as I heard the 13" TB battery life is pretty atrocious. I don't really do any editing or photoshop. My mindset was partially "what if I do it later down the road" and also, I wanted a 4 year machine. Still, I guess in other words I just want validation I made the right decision..