Ok, so to cut a long story short we inherited some money, which allowed me to upgrade my 2008 macbook pro. I'm a photographer and I went for the 15" retina for the speed/portability. It's a great machine, but i've been using it a few days now and realise how much I'm connected to an external display, I haven't even undocked it yet! I still want to keep retina though, although I no longer thing the standard model is a poor choice. I really wanted haswell models to come out at wddc, I intend to keep the machine for 3 years at least, but they didn't come out so I was forced to buy one as I had a lot of work to do and my old laptop wasnt up to the task. I had to get 8gb ram because that was all they had in stock, i've seen my page file go mental (at the moment it's 64gb), so I do wish i'd got 16gb. Once i've finished this job I can think about returning the macbook as it's in the 14 day returns period, and get the 16gb ram option sent to my house. So the question is- get a 16gb model right now and be slightly annoyed when haswell comes out (not even sure what the main benefits are, battery life and wireless AC?), or keep this one, sell when haswell comes out for probably about what I paid for it and get a 512gb haswell with 16gb ram. I also got 3 year apple care becuase it was too good to refuse with UK educational discount. So what do you think, go 16gb now or wait till haswell? battery life would be nice, but it's wireless AC really excites me, i'm currently using my old laptop as a server and if I got a wireless AC dongle and router I would have a pretty fast wireless server access using built in ac on haswell.