After 24 straight hours of messing with my new 2012 MBA, I decided its going back. It is an amazing machine, don't get me wrong. But as a 2011 MBA owner I was already 90% of the way there. The extra RAM, SSD space, and video card are very nice, but at the end of the day not worth so much more money to me. I had a bit of a hard time getting all my VMs to work right, and while I was almost there (Ubuntu I still can't upgrade and XP developed a 45-60 second boot lag that came out of nowhere), I couldn't help but appreciate my trusty old MBA sitting there just being perfect. I had them side by side doing all sorts of tests, and the VMs were loading almost at the same time. I couldn't appreciate any performance difference, and for a $1400 upgrade expense, that's just not acceptable. The USB 3.0 is niiiiiiiiice. I'm most sad to see that go. I guess I'll break down and get a Thunderbolt portable external drive when they come out. I am spoiled now. The 2011 MBAs took too big of a hit in the used market in too short a time. I think I'll hang on to it and see what the 2013 model brings. The MBA is an amazing piece of hardware. Glad I jumped on the bandwagon.