I've toyed around the idea of getting a Mac for several months now and I have bought them in the past but today I see a deal on the cMBP 15" refurb for just $1,109.00 and I'm almost thinking this is too good to pass up. I've always been wanting a 15" MacBook just to use as a desktop replacement. I have a custom built Windows 7 rig that I use for my all-purpose machine and gaming, but I really want a MacBook so that I can use to sync up with my iPhone and iPad and I may be getting into some video editing soon for my gaming videos that I record, nothing too major but just to play around with it. I would barely travel with it other then maybe occasionally taking it to work or a friends house, this probably wouldn't happen very much, but I'm thinking this would be a good buy for a first Mac that I would mostly be using at a desk and not very mobile with it other then around the house. I love the fact that its upgradable, I would upgrade it to 16GB RAM and put a SSD in it, and maybe another drive in place of the optical drive. I know its ivy bridge and a little behind, but I do like the quad core processor, dGPU, upgradability. I do enjoy the Retina displays but I still find the display on the standard Macs like the cMBP 13 and Air to still be quite good, maybe my eyes aren't the greatest, I mean I realize the text is ultra sharp and clear but it doesn't seem that astoundingly better to me. What do you all think? I just think the price is really good and I really like the upgradability. I just feel like I don't quite need a retina yet and would maybe like a few more generations to pass before I consider one of those.