I'm one of the members of the community that is actually quite excited for the 2012 iMac (I haven't used an optical drive in ages) and plan to buy the 27-inch when it releases. Right now I own an iPad (3rd-gen) with retina display, as well as a dell laptop I've had for ages for my computing needs. Whenever I want to consume any media, be it watching trailers or viewing photos, I always opt for the iPad, as the retina screen ensures me the best experience; I dislike doing anything of the sort on the laptop. Now I plan to buy a rMBP (as that screen is also gorgeous) and realized a concern: the new iMac wouldn't have a retina display, thus making me fear that I'd want to use the MBP (or iPad) for consuming media content - something I don't want. I don't want to be using a magnificent 27-inch iMac then opt for a smaller macbook to watch content on. It might even ruin my experience of the iMac in every sense - not just media consumption - after being spoiled by retina displays. Is this something to have concern over? or would it be nothing like I'm imagining?