I posted a thread not too long ago here about getting a MBP. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1845659 I talked to my neighbor a few days ago and he said he would personally avoid it. He said that it's impossible to repair yourself and that in a few years if the battery were to die out I'd have to pay a nice "chump of change" as he put it to get it replaced entirely. He mentioned that the memory can't be changed, nothing and it's all "clamped" down just so in the end, you'll get fed up with repair costs and end up buying another new one. Now I'm at a loss. He said his last version you could take parts out, add a new drive, add memory and all that. But these new retina ones he wouldn't personally buy. Ughh!!! WTH!