I love my 2011 MacBook Pro because it is flexible, I can upgrade the RAM if needed or change a problematic memory module. If I run out of storage I can upgrade the storage device (SSD / HDD ) or add a a second storage device by removing the optical drive. When the battery is past it best I can swap in a new one. It really is so so flexible. On the other hand ifixit gave the Retina MBP a repairability score of 1. In comparison to the non MacBook Pro it is very much a disposable laptop. With the Haswell MacBook Pro non Retina around the corner what are you thoughts on the following: It will have ? Thinner chassis. Absent DVD Drive. Ram Soldered onto the logic board. Proprietary type mSATA interface for storage. Battery Glued to the chassis. Chassis sealed like a tin of baked beans Would you buy another MacBook Pro non retina if it had a repairability score of 1? .