Hello, I'm new to your forum and quickly wanted to thank everyone for their helpfulness on this board. I've read numerous topics and the vast majority of people are professional, educated on the product, and kind. I'm heavily entrenched in Apple products, owning an iPhone, ipad, AirPort Extreme, and iTouch. I've always been impressed with Apple's build quality and CSRs. But this is my first jump into their laptops. I just ordered a MacBook Pro with Retina, 15", 8GB, 256SSD. At the refurbished store it was $1549. It seems like a steal. But as soon as I saw the "Thank You" screen I started getting nervous. This is a July 2012 model, which means it is a first version product coupled with being refurbished. Refurbished items make me nervous enough, but 1st generation seems like I may be doubling-down on potential problems. In your opinion was it worth the $600 savings, or am I asking for trouble? Thank you for your time.