I've been researching the topic since I intend on purchasing a new 13" MBP in the next few days. Does anyone know how quickly you can expect the performance of an SSD to "degrade?" Are we talking weeks? months? years? If it's relatively short, I might want to just go with a HDD because SSD's aren't necessarily "cheap" right now. Also, I'm still waiting for early adopters to confirm the brand of SSD Apple is using in the latest MBP's. Thats all.