I was dead set on being one of the first pre-orders the day the new laptops were announced.. but after seeing the prices and all the other let-down info.. it made me stall with my decision. I know a lot of people are upset that the new laptops aren't equipped with the latest and greatest, but some of these people have computers from 2014/2015 already. Mine is from early 2011, and the major thing I have been wanting is a retina screen, period. I'm so tired of this blurry thing with its lack of screen real estate. I have the base 13" from early 2011.. which has a 2.3gh processor. Am I seeing right that if I buy the base 13" 2016 it has only a 2.0gh processor... no way that means it will be less powerful than my 2011? In that case I would probably want to shell out the extra $ for touch bar model with 2.9gh... My computer still works fine, it just has a really slow start-up and a crap battery. But I'm about to be starting a web development bootcamp for 3 months and I want to be working on a machine with a sharper screen if possible. I'm also not really interested in buying an older model such as 2015 because I always try to buy the current and keep it as long as possible... My other option would be to wait 6 months or so for the updates, but who knows, we might just be disappointed again anyway.