So I am pulling the trigger on ordering a new 17 MBP and have a couple of questions before I finalize it. I will use this rig primarily for After Effects, Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and illustrator. My main concern would be the performance throughout After Effects and Cinema 4D as they are the most taxing on the system. First of all, what is the consensus on the SSD? Order the BTO for $90 or use money after the fact? Is the 2.3 with the extra cache worth the upgrade? Keep in mind I intend on using a SSD so hopefully the HDD will not be the main bottleneck. Does anyone have some After Effects benchmarks between the 2.2 and the 2.3? If I order through Apple to get the CPU upgrade, should I just bite the bullet on the RAM upgrade? Is there another solution to sell back the 4 gigs and trade in for 8? Finally, does anyone have a suggestion for a tax free online store? Right now it seems my best option would be through Apples Education store but it would be nice to go a tax free route instead. Thanks in advance.