I will be buying a rMBP tomorrow for college and am not sure which model to buy. I'm getting it on Tax-Free Day at the Apple Store in Haywood Mall with the education discount, so I'll be saving a decent bit of money but I still have some budget restraints. I'm trying to decide whether to get the the 8 GB Ram with 512 GB SDD for $2449, or the 16 GB Ram with 256 GB SDD for $2179. While 8 GB is a decent bit of ram now, I would like to keep this laptop for the next five years and I sometimes like to virtualize Windows via Parallels Desktop which runs better with more Ram. So I would like to have more Ram. But 256 GB isn't much for storage now in days. Yes, I know that it being an SSD means its better because it's faster, more reliable, etc. and I look forward to owning my first computer with one, but the fact of the matter is that 256 GB is a bit low in terms of storage. I would like to get the 16 GB Ram model with 512 GB SDD, but that will cost me $2629 which is a bit too much. On the other hand, I have a 2011 iMac with 500 GB HDD and 12 GB of Ram. I know its my decision based on what's better for my needs and yata yata yata, but I was just curious to hear what others would do in this situation. Eh, I may just need to reserve my Windows Bootcamp to my iMac since I can't have both the storage and Ram capacity in the laptop I want. It may make sense for me to go with more ram and less storage since I always have my iMac for storage needs and will want the increased ram for better performance. Any thoughts?