I was sorely disappointed by the recent MBP refresh, which I have been looking forward to all year. I was hoping for Optical drive removal, hoping for blade type SSD, but with dedicated graphics and backlit keyboard. I was prepared to shell out top dollars for a 15" if that happens. With the let down, I made up my mind to wait another year, to see what the next MBA refresh and even the 2012 MBP redesign will bring. And then my C2D desktop went bust... I have to either underclock my PCI-E slot or overvoltage my PCI-E slot for anything to show up on POST. And even at that it's intermitten... I don't know if it's worth the $ and effort fixing, especially if I need to possibly do a reinstall if a MoBo replacement is in order... or if I should just buy a new rig... So, here comes to the main question... How bad is a 13" MBA Ultimate as my main computer? What I plan to do with it is... - Lightroom 3 with 18Mpix RAW files (from Canon 7D). - Occassional Photoshopping of these 18Mpix files. Not more than half a dozen layers usually - Starcraft 2, up to 4 v 4 ladder games (potentially 800/800 supplies on screen), or 4 v 4 custom games (potentially 300~400 supplies per player). Gonna drive a 1680x1050 external display for this. Currently running Medium on my 07 C2D rig with my crappy video card - Expect to drive 1080p HDTV for stuff like Youtube HD, etc. Will a 13" MBA Ultimate be running smooth for the above scenarios? Or will it crawl? I half expect that anything I buy for almost 2k will at least be slightly faster than my current PC rig (2.5GHz C2D w/ 4GB DDR2 RAM, RAID 1 HDDs) fo things like LR3 and Photoshop. I don't think I can live with playing SC2 at Low settings either... Am I asking way too much out of a MBA and probably should pay 200 and spend a weekend fixing my rig and wait for something better down the road? Please shed some light! THx!!