I've covered a lot of threads the past couple days. Many helpful perspectives. But instead of trying to copy all of the quotes here, I'll just paraphrase the what I've learned and how it affects my decision on which MacBook to buy. WWDC is very soon! Out of curiosity I have to wait. Seems foolhardy to pull the trigger (guess that's me), since I currently am rocking a 2012 MBA and I only have two more weeks of this semester. I can wait...even though I don't want to! At the top of the list for me is portability (weight/size). So that is why I won't consider the current MBP. Which leaves me with the rMB, MBA or future MBP. The reason I don't think I'll do the MBA is the screen. I just have been rocking this MBA screen for 4 years and I want(kinda need) a modern display. The future MBP is probably going to be more money than I want to spend and more performance than I need, considering I don't game or edit video/pictures. Which leaves me with the rMBP. The price is too high currently in my opinion. Hopefully come WWDC they'll be a price drop or a deal somewhere. (Oh well) Other small details that helped: I also really, really like the new rMB keyboard, unlike everyone else it seems...I don't understand the vehement dislike. The RAM in the MBA is 1600MHz while the rMB is 1866 MHz. The CPU in the 2016 rMP, as noted in benchmarks, hits extremely close to MBA i7's & MBP i5's...but only in short bursts until thermal throttling. That is fine with me as I don't need sustained power. The GPU on the 2016 rMB is a nice upgrade, according to reviews and benchmarks. I haven't even come close to filling my 128 GB MBA SSD, I use my 2TB Time Capsule/Airport for storage, and I also enjoy iTunes Match for my music library(I stream my music from it, no local storage), so I'm already very wireless. So I've realized ports aren't a big deal to me. The SSD R/W speeds on the 2016 rMB apparently are very improved. I don't remember the last time I FaceTimed. 480p camera is mute issue for me. Finally, I just really like the rMB. The design, size, keyboard....just needs a price drop!!