Hi all, I am turning 30 next month, and I want to buy myself a nice gift, so I have been thinking about it for a while and I want a rMBP. Now, I've been a PC guy forever (big gamer), and I still have my monster gaming rig, but I have been doing more console gaming lately and less and less on PC, and I have been getting back into music recording. I have Pro Tools and it runs okay on my PC, but I know it would run better on OS X. I also like the idea of having the MBP because of the nice battery life, and decent resale value. I also want to try something different and have the $ to spend. I figured if I want to sell it within a year (if I didn't like it for any reason, or if I wanted to upgrade) that I would not lose nearly as much as if I bought a Dell or Lenovo. Even if I had it longer than that, I see the 2011/2012 used models selling for a nice chunk of change overall. I know many people install W7/W8 via bootcamp for gaming, and that's an option, but I honestly don't think I will do too much gaming. I don't mind having the option, but I love my Xbox for that anyway (plus my main PC still handles any game I throw at it). With that being said, I am torn between buying the Late 2012 (8gb/256gb ssd/650m) 15" or the October 2013 15 base (iris). There was a deal yesterday for the 2013 base for $1700 but it sold out by the time I got home from work. I see it from $1900-2000 now, but I also see the late 2012 model for $1750... I am sure the 2013 iris GPU will be more than enough for my minimal gaming needs, but I am curious if you feel that it is worth the extra $200 compared to the 2012 for $1750. The Haswell battery improvement will be nice, but I am trying to think of all the possible pros/cons with either choice. I appreciate any advice.