Recently got a MBP 13", which turned out to be a lemon so I'm sending it back. Now I have the option to exchange or switch to a MBA. This is going to be my primary computer for a while, and I plan on using it for design (photoshop, illustrator), some light gaming, and as a DAW (with Logic Pro). I'm having a difficult time deciding between the MBA (base + 8gb RAM) and the base MPB 13". Could use an extra push in any direction as I'm teetering on the fence right now. MBP: I don't need the optical drive or all the ports (ethernet, etc); planning on replacing the optical with a second HD (SSD). My only concern is that if something goes wrong post-installation, applecare won't cover it. Since it has a faster processor, will the addition of an SSD in a MBP make it, in fact, faster (and more future-proof) than a MBA? MBA: All the ports I need/want. Higher resolution. Can replace the battery and SSD (when price comes down) in the future. May, however, not be as future-proof as a MBP with a slower processer. Easily hook up an external HD. Higher resale value than a MBP? Any help is appreciated.