I had ordered and received and returned (because of dead pixels) a 2013 27' iMac. It took me awhile to get used to the larger display (coming from a mid-2010 21.5"), but I was starting to. When I had to return it. Now I am waiting for my card to be credited in order to order another, but am starting to wonder if I should not order the Retina iMac, especially since I plan on keeping it for awhile. In other words, if I can't find the specs I want on a refurb, is there any reason to order a new 2013 27' iMac when, for about $300, I can buy a machine which appears (should Apple Desktops survive) to be much more future-proof (i.e. a better investment)? Please keep in mind that I am not a photo or video editor, but have read speculation that in the next overhaul of the iMac line, they will all be Retina. So is there any reason to invest in a tech that is about to become extinct? Even if, for someone like me, a super display is not the ultimate concern?