I recently re-purposed my MM 2012 quad. Until now it served merely as a Plex Media Server in the basement, but since I upgraded my monitor to a UWQHD (3440x1440) I needed a machine with more GPU power than my 2011 13" MBA on the desktop. My MM now serves as desktop machine for mail, Photoshop, little FCPX, Plex Media Server, etc. It's upgraded with a 250GB SSD and a 600GB SSD in the other slot and to a total of 10GB RAM. The GPU though, only manages 30Hz at that resolution. You're probably thinking "WHAT?! Why are you using such old machines?" Reason is simple: Apple doesn't make compelling computers anymore. I had a 2015 11" MBA, but unfortunately the 128GB proved too limiting. So I sold it. I also had a MP 2009 which, while still going strong, was a dead-end. I took a look at the current line-up: MP, severely outdated. MM, worse specs than my older MM. MB, will soon be updated, perhaps. Air, outdated. iMac, outdated, not providing the screen I desire. MBP, waaaay too expensive with Apples recent changes to overseas pricing (the smallest with touch bar cost $1799 in US and $2212 where I live) It's strange. From 2007 (when I switched to Mac) to 2013 I was CONSTANTLY in a situation, where I desired to buy a new Apple computer, but didn't really have the need. Since then things have shifted. For the last couple of years I've needed a new Apple computer, but feel no desire to buy one. It's strange. So, all in all I'm satisfied that a 5 year old machine can help me out with my daily tasks. But boy I wish there was a new machine with reasonable pricing and current CPU/GPU available. Like, a new MM. But it seems Apple only wish to keep wrist band aficionados satisfied with their current upgrade strategy.