I ordered mine from MacMall using the AppleInsider discount. I bought without having come to these forums first, and thank goodness I did! So many complaints here are from people who have no interest in this machine. It's also true that most people come to forums to troubleshoot and complain than to praise.
With that said, my RMBP is absolutely perfect. I can't find any fault whatsoever. The screen is gorgeous, absolutely no UI lag or anything of the sort this is the best Apple laptop I've ever owned and I've had the Titanium Powerbook and two 17" MBPs (one Unibody, one non-Unibody). Jump in! You'll be glad you did.
Does it really have not UI lag?? Mine lags but only when it's using the intel 4000, and I considered it as normal, because it didn't lag using nvidia gpu.
Yours does not lag at ALL?
I don't have a rMBP, so I can't vote. I do remember going through this with the last iteration of the iPad. This raises the question, are Apple products owners overly critical of their purchases or is there a bit of a quality control problem with the initial production of new Apple products? Apple products are premium priced, so I don't blame the consumer for expecting a "perfect" product.
As of this posting, over a third have some kind of a problem. While less than half qualifies as a "minority" I suppose, this is not what I'd call stellar results.Very interesting results . Only a minority seems to suffer from problems on their new rMBP .
Poll numbers say that most are fine and mine is fine to, so i don't know what all the fuss is about!
Go buy one there great thunderbolt, USB 3 and HDMI as well as Awesome screen
This is coming from a pc/laptop user for 15 years!