I've always had MBP's, last one was in 2011 I think. I'm considering the new MacBook 2015/2016, it will be used for word/pages, power points, office stuff research for school etc. Also some light photo editing, nothing crazy. Not really using for games, I have an iMac 5k that can run Windows for that. My question is, will I miss performance with the MacBook vs a current MBP? A friend of mine had the 2015 base model I think and he said it was pretty slow. One think I really like about is how light/thin it is and actually like the new keyboard (tested it in the Apple Store once). 2015 is 899 at Best Buy with the student coupon, 2016 is 1199 (rose gold would be nice) and the MBP 1499. I'm not too concerned with whole ports thing, I don't remember the last time I used USB drives or a mouse, especially with MacBook trackpads.