Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3) Hi guys-- As a long time champion of windows and their products, I've started to notice (albeit a little later than everyone else) that I'm not enjoying the same sort of longevity out of my Sony Vaios that all my friends do, with their respective Macs. With yesterday's MBP speed-bump, I thought it might be time to finally pull the trigger on my first Mac. The only trouble is that with the rumors of a redesign and new ivy bridge chip coming out next year, I can't help but feel that I'm investing in old technology. I realize that I may have to expect responses like-- 'any Mac will be new technology compared to what you're using', but I was hoping to look beyond that and try understand the finer points of whether it's worth purchasing the speed bumped current MBP or wait for the redesign, in both economical and system performance terms. If I do get this current model, I will be removing the optical drive and using owc's raid adapter to put in an ssd to boot from and run most of my system tasks, so perhaps that will make some of the potential MBP updates obsolete.. But I'm still not sure which is the best way to go. I really look forward to an appreciate any advice you may have. Cheers.