Hi there, I've always been a PC user and I've always had a tower at home that has been more than capable and could handle anything I've thrown at it. I made my first jump into the Mac world a few months ago with the 27" iMac but after 2 faulty units I didn't want to have to go through the trouble of replacing any more (The lead time on the BTO was a pain in the ass). At the Apple Store I really fell in love with the 15" rMBP and was considering one but couldn't really commit since I didn't really require the power if I was going to go ahead and build a new custom pc. I just found out that I'll be spending the next year studying/working in Toulouse, France and thus won't spend anything on a desktop that I won't be able to easily transport there. This is where the MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes in. Is the machine a suitable desktop replacement or does it lack in certain areas or in any non-technical aspects that I wouldn't get by reading more technical reviews? I can understand the screen size becoming a factor but is there anything else that I may be overlooking that would make the rMBP a poor choice as my sole machine? I will be mainly doing web design/software development work as well as video editing, some gaming (mainly strategy games) as well as watching movies. Hope any current owners could shed some light, I'll be going for the high end 15" model (assuming the price remains the same).