I was thinking about going all the way on the next refresh and get the 17" so I decided to go into a store today and check them out. They were all lined up, from the 11" Air to the 17 pro. I really want the bigger screen but I was pulled of a bit by some unsual things. First off, the laptop seems a bit .. unbalanced. I can't find the right words, it may be because of the keyboard keeping the same size dunno but I feel like the screen "footprint" is smaller than the 2nd half of the laptop. As I went from 13 to 15 (standard resolution) I instantly felt the "Awe !", it felt refreshing, natural and pleasing to see a bigger screen. From 15 to 17, however, I didn't quite feel it. In fact, I didn't feel the screen THAT bigger. It felt more like a 15 to 16 transition. Also I didn't like the resolution of the 17, or to say it better, what people call here the "OS X resolution independence thingy". 13-15 = great ! bigger picture better quality 15-17 = a 21" desktop display squeezed into a 17" frame. The text is too small in my opinion, and while you might have more screen estate for multiple windows open simultaniously for example, it felt like it would hurt my eyes, especially in the long run. The 17 feels like too big with the screen not being that much bigger comparing with the 17. I just felt like the 17 could deliver more experience wise. It might be just me I do not know. I really wanted to like it, I even dealt with and ultimately liked the idea of having a bigger laptop but I just got cold feet when I was using it. Any thoughts ? Especially from the guys who went 15 -> 17 ? If Apple happens to refresh the "viewing experince" with this rumored Retina thing I might give it another chance.