Howdy Y'all, I was very unsure which Macbook to get. The last Macbook I had was the 2006 Black Macbook, which was stolen in 2007. I read at least a hundred reviews of each one and finally settled on the 13 inch Macbook Air with 256 SSD. I really enjoyed the form factor for a few days, but I was having some serious doubts about upgradeability as well as the usefulness of the optical drive. I was really held back by many reviews and people stating how crazy it would be to buy from the current crop of classic MBP's. I just couldn't justify the price of the SSD when I was going to have to buy an external as well, along with some sort of external optical drive. People online acted like the Air's screen was so much better with it's higher resolution. So far as I can tell it was simply less reflective and gave a little more screen real estate. I decided to take that awesome Macbook Air back and got the base MBP 13''. I realize how much faster the SSD is but I think this will be fine for me at this point. I decided to try this out for a few days to see if it would be worth switching back to the MBA. I am mostly needing it for school online - Business major. My wife and I are also having a baby so I know we'll mess with iPhoto and all of the other goodies included in iLife. I'm pretty happy thus far with this MBP but wanted to give my input should there be anyone in a similar situation. Anyone have any experience with this same decision or similar? This is a big decision for me and I just want to make sure I'm gonna be happy with it for the next few years. Either way I sure am happy to be back on a Mac!