i will be programming soon, most likely by the end of the year ( CS degree) and i have a rMBP that can basically run any task thrown at it. The reason I feel bad that i have a Retina Macbook is because i only use FB, skype, word, safari and that's it. I know there are tons of you guys here in Macrumors and lots across the US and other international countries that need the Power of this beast. But i got a sweet deal 2.6ghz, 3 year apple care, 16GB ram and 256GB SSD, Samsung display for $1900 ( NEW). I feel like any current gen or even last years macbooks can handle what i'm doing or going to do. I dont do photoshop or edit videos nor do i have any music programs. And some of you guys NEED it but cant afford it i just cant stay away from the Retina screen, its way too beautiful. Just my 2 cents Did anyone else buy theirs for basic use?