Story of my life...and sorry if this is too similar to some other posts but needed to vent and get opinions on one thing... Picked up a rMBP to try it out on day 1 so I've been using it for about a week now. I love the sharp/crisp nature of the retina display and the quality of the IPS panel vs the older displays...BUT I cannot stand the 1440x900 resolution (on this size screen anyways). Sure, I can raise the resolution but then I'm losing out on some of the benefit in the first place and like others I'm noticing some performance issues/lagginess when scrolling in certain apps. It's not terrible but I'd rather not see it. My big problem is that I'm starting to travel quite a bit and even though I don't often have significant downtime I do like to game from time to time. A few newer games like D3/SC2 but mostly older games that will never be updated for retina. As you might have guessed GPU is always a big factor for me but based on what I'm reading about the gaming performance and visuals in most games, especially older games it seems most of the nVidia 650M's power is lost to simply running the display. I did try a 2011 13" MBA and I grew to LOVE the size but again, always concerned about the GPU and the 256GB SSD in the older version was a deal breaker. I also couldn't ge the elusive Samsung display / Samsung SSD combo. So now I've got to make a choice...I'm coming from a long line of 15" MBP so I'm used to the weight/size but certainly wouldn't mind cutting down a bit. The footprint of the retina certainly isn't smaller. In front of me I've got: Retina MBP 8GB/512GB (demo unit to be returned) 2012 13" Ultimate MBA 8GB/512GB (Samsung/Samsung) Boxed Retina MBP 16GB/512GB SSD (just arrived today) Thoughts/opinions/feedback? One thing I'm curious about is how much better we can expect Apple to make the performance of the retina display/GPU with future software updates. Appreciate the time and help. *Note: I don't make it a habit to buy computers with the intention to return them but the demo retina I picked up was because the HDD in my late-2011 MBP flat out died the other day and they didn't have the part to replace it in store and I needed a machine for a few days.