I absolutely love my air. I love how perfectly my wrists fit while I am typing, and love how fast that it is. I take all of my college notes with my air and I cannot say enough good stuff about it. This is my first mac after owning windows laptops for years that did nothing but get various viruses and spyware on it constantly. I also own an iPhone 6 plus and an iPad Air 2. I love the retina. The screen on the Macbook Air doesn't bother me, though I do wish it was retina. I'm not even sure what I can get on my base model 2014 Macbook Air. What do you all think?