Hello, I want to buy the new Retina Macbook Pro for College use. I know a MBA 13" would do the job but I'm in love with that beast. I'm a terrible victim of Apple's marketing and I always want the latest and greatest. For this reason, I update my Macs every year, never buy apple care and always get the base model. So, I sort of "rent" a mac for 100-200/year rather than buying one for the long run. It's predictable that they will kill the non-retina MBP on the next or the other refresh and decrease the retina base price to 1799 somewhere in 2013. I know I can sell the base RMBP for 1700 next year before the refresh, but will the extra 200 for the 16Gb ram hold its value and make my buyer want to pay that extra cost? Will the limited 8Gb ram make it unattractive for PRO buyers? For my use, it's absolutely worthless: Ill barely use 4-6Gb of ram. If I get the RAM update it will be just as a selling point next year. I know some of you are mac "renters" like me. What's your choice?