I was one of the many who couldn't care less about the new rMBP. I am very happy with my MBA but if I had 2 grand to drop, I would probably have gotten the regular MBP with high-res AG screen. The main reason being that I felt 1680 x 1050 was high enough and since we are a foot away from the screen anyway, everything looks "Retina" to us. Plus I felt this was the perfect resolution for a graphics card to handle for games. Boy was I wrong. The Retina display is amazing but the thing that shocked me even more is that when you change the resolution to mimic 1680 x 1050 so that you have more space, it still looks twice as good as a regular high-res AG screen. The icons still look like super sharp Retina icons the way we see on an iPhone 4S. I'm glad I looked at it in person because I am forever changed. It is hard to type on this MBA right as we speak. My next laptop will have a Retina display for sure.