Long story short im not sure how i feel about the issue. One side of me feels very satisfied with apple, while the other side is slightly confused and unhappy. But lets proceed and you will tell me what you think. I purchased a 9,2 Macbook Pro used from a seller that agreed to meet me at the apple store to have the device tested to make sure im not purchasing a dud. The machine was a fully loaded used 9,2 with the dual i7, 8gb Ram and a 1TB mechanical drive. My budget was short and since i was still using an old Macbook this seemed like a plan. THe machines underside was quite worn and aside from a screw missing from the bottom it was fine. Apple tested it and it passed, i bought the machine and got everything including the box and we went on our way. I took it home used it for a bit, pulled out the 1TB drive and inserted my SSD and installed El cap. EVerything went great! The next morning the screen began to screw up so i replaced the ram. Still no go. Went back to apple to see if they could help. After one board replacement, new ram, another board 10 fresh installs of the OS. They offered me a brand new 9,2. I was happy and said lets do it. To my surprise i was called a week later and was given a Retina and asked to pay the difference. I asked the fellow why and that i did not order the retina i wanted the same machine. The manager came out said they had ordered a 9,2 and apple instead gave me a 12,1 retina i5, 8gb RAM and a 1tb SSD. Here is where im lost. IM happy that apple helped me out but annoyed at the things ive lost on the retina. Ive lost the internal DVD drive, a kensington lock, a built in ethernet a power indicator a battery indicator the ability to install windows 7 and my biggest annoyance, the ability to upgrade the RAM and or replace the HDD since its all soldered on-board. dont get me wrong, but i love the speed of the machine, its amazing battery life and how quiet it is. I know the iris pro is better then an HD 4000 but being locked into a machine that is made for planned obsolescence bothers me a bit. So my question is, Is apple finally cutting off the 9,2 non retina Macbook pros and thats why i didnt recieve an exact replacement, but in their eyes and improvement?