To me, this is almost a perfect machine. I upgraded from a base 2013 retina model and I have been very happy with the value. I traded in with a $750 credit towards the new machine, so it didn't bite the wallet too hard. Obvious pros include the size, trackpad, display, and speakers. I also really enjoy the keyboard. I always thought that the retina models with chiclet keys were a bit mushy compared to the original unibody MBPs; these are much better! The computer zips through everyday tasks and just begs to be used, everything feels designed to perfection. The port situation is a bit of a bummer, but overall, I feel like this is definitely the best value and I am very happy with my purchase. Anyone else out there with the nonTB model?