I am embarking on my journey to the Mac this year, haven't bought one yet, but will do so later this year. I am at about 94% savings towards the purchase (which includes the Mac itself, iPad and iPhone - unlocked). My vacation leave has also been approved, so things are looking in the right direction. Personally though, although I saw a MacBook Pro at the supermarket, I am really gonna be purchasing the iMac. Anyway, back to the topic, I entered the supermarket to the sound of a DJ playing music on his MacBook Pro (15 inch) using the Serato DJ app. I didn't check it out immediately, because I really wanted to get the shopping out of the way, but when I finished up, I went to check it out. Macs are not popular here, well, not amongst the average computer user who gets by with a decent Windows based notebook, in fact, I see more Windows 8 notebooks these days than even Windows 7 systems it seems. The Mac though is definitely the choice of DJs, professional local musicians and quite a number of local celebs and influential people in the media. While checking out the MacBook Pro I paid careful attention to the display, I wanted to check out the resolution in system preferences to see what it was set to, obviously, it was the standard configuration, since it was not Hi-Res, I would know this by the bezel. The interesting thing is, the quality of the display, it was super bright and crisp! Obviously it was no Retina, since it said MB Pro at the bottom of the bezel. Now, the question I want to ask based on this short inspection, if the display is so great already on the conventional MB Pro, what seriously separates the Retina from it so much? Because, I could hardly see any pixelated image on it, the text looked smooth, images and all even with my eyes all the way up to the screen. Of course, its not thin like Retina, but it looks just as sleek and great. The thing is, when I look at the conventional MB Pro, I have to honestly say, I really don't see the significant value of the Retina over it. Of course, I have never seen the Retina in person so that would make me a bit naïve on the topic, but based on the attributes that are suppose to separate it from the conventional model, it doesn't seem like a wide enough margin. What I am saying is, I think, if Apple had not created the Retina, the majority of users would have been just fine with the conventional MB Pro anyway. Thoughts? Lets have a civilized discussion on the matter, please?