I needed a new computer this past summer so I got a cMBP because I needed firewire at the time. Now, my main need for firewire now has native thunderbolt support (it was incompatible w/ the adapter for whatever reason) and I feel like a moron! This computer rips (256 gb SSD, 16gb RAM) and w/ the retina display it would be even better. Trying to sell on "the list" right now. Hopefully I can work something out.