It'll be an odd experience going from the MBP Mid,2012 to a new ThinkPad. Largely due to the fact I cannot justify the money for a new Mac atm. But having had the experience of Apple not allowing me to buy parts when something does break down, I don't think I'd be willing to risk it anymore. Ordered a ThinkPad E470 with Kaby Lake i5, 940MX graphics, Intel SSD.. Windows 10 being the biggest challenge I'll need to face now from macOS. I hear.. with time.. it's not so bad. I don't plan on coming back to the Mac. Windows 10 will really have to be p*ss poor for me to do that. Ubuntu is my second option, should all else look crap but given where it's headed another 'distro' may be my lifeboat from Windows issues. I love Mac hardware and other than the whole non sale of genuine parts from Apple I wouldn't mind sinking serious money into a new one. I get that for 90% of people, paying Apple to fix it makes sense and saves time. Most people are like that with their cars too.. and I see a LOT of not stupid people get ripped off by mechanics.. when I think of the thousands I've saved on my own car fixing things and not paying labour I can't honestly part with cash because Apple refuse to let me use skills I have to sort the problem. Sigh. Mac sales are up and Apples model clearly works, so I don't see that changing. Prices are going up and it doesn't stop sales, so again, it may be that I'll never be able to justify another Mac. Given long term convergence with the iPad maybe that's not so bad. I checked with Lenovo, they WILL sell parts to the tech enthusiast. A battery: £40 ish. A screen: £40. A charger: £22. Keyboard <issue I had with my Mac> £30. Once more, they actually build the things to be user serviceable which sounds good to me. I don't know how the model I ordered lives up to the reputation, but I hope with part replacement I can get 5 years of use. I didn't want to have to go to Windows, but it's not the end of the world. It's come a long way from Vista in early 2009 when I first made the move to a white MacBook.. With a little bit of PowerShell I can clear all that touch crap! Not sure if anyone on here (albeit in a DIFFERENT part of the forum from hereon out) will be interested in hearing updates on this experience but I thought I'd write my farewell to the MacBook Pro section. The final part of my MBP is the unibody frame - my favourite part of Apple machines and a memory to the three years I used it from new.