Seems there are many people who jump blindly into buying a latest/greatest gadget around here. Who many of you spent a lot of time learning about something before committing to paying upwards of 3000 dollars for a gadget? Many people just play games while others are photo / video hobbyists. I've been working with Macs since grade 3. I couldn't afford one until I graduated university. Only recently did I max out the late 2011 17" MacBook Pro. What is your story?