I just wanted to make a thread summarizing the idea that is bringing doubt to everyone about the new RMBP. Clearly there are serious concerns about the product since the negative/skeptical threads are getting A LOT of attention. The main thing is the non-upgradability and price point that goes with such a product. A few thoughts/questions to get the discussion going: 1) The MacBook Air was introduced in 2008 and has been an absolute hit. Many 13" MBP shoppers are shifted to this product instead. Many are forgetting that the MBA has a seemingly identical architecture. 2) SSD pricing. The RMBP seems to be a great value (currently) as far as Apple products are priced. The main thing that will affect the future value of the RMBP will be SSD pricing. RAM has pretty much bottomed out, but this new flash storage is becoming more and more affordable. When will prices begin to steady? If SSD storage went to $.10/GB tomorrow then the RMBP would instantly fall flat on its face. 3) Resale value - the future of these products that are manufactured currently. What kind of power will software require in the next 5-10 years? Will these types of products depreciate faster because of future needs? I, like many others who are in the market for a 15" MBP, aren't sure which one is the best buy, which is the reason I started this thread. So let's come to a conclusion: Is the new Retina MacBook Pro the better one to buy? What are the hurdles we have to jump to make this the no-compromise purchase it should be? Currently there seems to be too much second guessing and buyer's remorse. Hopefully everyone knows the feeling of making a purchase, and then that product exceeds your expectations in every possible way. The new RMBP certainly does not give that feeling. All IMO of course.