I just purchased my Retina 15" a few days ago. Dropping the extra $1,000, I thought it'd be worth it. Clearly I was wrong. I thought it would be worth it knowing Photoshop was officially Retina optimized (not ENTIRELY, cursors & gradient preset examples are very pixelated), it was an IPS panel which helps significantly with color banding and better color reproduction, but I don't think this is worth it. Where everything looks half better, the other half looks a lot worse. I couldn't stand the color banding on my 15" MBP due to being a graphic/web designer, but having everything pixel doubled is just annoying. I realize half the apps are not optimized for this display, but not ALL developers will update their apps. I doubt that GoDaddy.com will be Retina optimized ever and all the little websites I use. YouTube looks extremely blurry as well as other videos using Flash. Even iTunes and GarageBand aren't updated and this model has been out for half a year. I think I can deal with the slight color banding and non-crystal sharp text on my previous MBP if that means no more pixel doubling and a pleasant web experience. At least I will be able to download an app without fear of seeing blurry and pixelated images since I know everything will be displayed at a 1:1 ratio. I'm just not sure what to do. I have till January 3rd to return this. What are your thoughts?