Would love to know so I could feel better about buying it. Not really sure what other choice i have. I say it's $800 because the SSD is $700 on top of the cost of the 2TB Fusion which comes stock. It feels like I am in 1995 paying a thousand dollars for a 1GB hard drive! I use some sample-heavy VST's which do well with SSD. I also want to put all my apps on the internal SSD. Maybe I am unaware of some great ways to configure the apps, samples, data and large iTunes library which may allow me to work with the 512GB SSD option? That is so very small in this day and age! I will be using a FW800 external to record audio onto.