I am feeling REALLY indecisive lately and could use some expert opinions and advice. I do a lot of photography, video, and music, but mostly use it for Lightroom at the moment. Even as I've tried to keep upgrading my computer over the years I feel that it's often sluggish. Maybe it's the processor or maybe I'm just getting old and impatient... CURRENT COMPUTER: 2x2.8 Quad Intel Xeon Mac Pro from Early 2008 16 GB 800 MHz DDR2 Ram OWC Mercury Extreme 6G SSD 5 Bay SATA external enclosure (http://www.firmtek.com/seritek/seritek-5pm) 30" 2006 Cinema Display with matte screen Saffire LE - (firewire interface for studio speakers) I'm considering getting rid of everything and switching to a 2012 Retina Macbook Pro and a new Cinema Display and mostly using the laptop in a clamshell state as my main processor. I would of course benefit from being mobile over my desktop which would be nice but not a deal breaker. Am I crazy to do this? A few of my concerns are the cost and flexibility. If I'm really going this route I don't want a bunch of peripherals laying around and I'm concerned about the speed of the MBP over time. I'm also concerned about the cost of external Thunderbolt solutions right now. Am I missing anything here? I'd like to here the "logical bang for your buck" AND/OR the "more costly but awesome" options.