I am currently a 3 Mac household. I have a Mac Mini that acts as a little server, and then I have two Macbook Pro's. One of my Macbook Pro's is currently a late-2011 13", and I reserve it for DJ'ing (a hobby of mine). My other Macbook Pro is a late-2011 15". It's my main machine, and I have it connected up on my desk in clamshell mode with two Thunderbolt displays, keyboard, etc. Recently I've really tired of the 13"'s lack of screen real estate. I run Traktor Pro, with 4-decks, and constantly have to switch screen modes to see all the software components. I'm thinking of taking my existing 15" (which has the high-res non-retina display), and using that for my DJ laptop. It's still really quite powerful (I had maxed it out when I bought it), it geek benches just around 11500. Now for my desktop replacement... the Mac mini is a little underpowered I think... I do a lot of Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, music production work (Ableton Live, etc.), and some gigapixel panoramic renders (AutoPano Giga). I feel like the Intel GPU just won't be good enough for that, and would be a step down from my existing MBP. iMacs are great, but I don't want to sell my TB displays and deal with all of that (and take the loss). I'm also thinking of another Macbook Pro, which would keep the setup portable, and the new Retina's are even faster than what I am used to now, of course. Or... I could splurge (really, really splurge) and get the Mac Pro. Is it really overkill? Someone talk me out of it! I am a little bit torn. Really a 15" retina would solve my issue in the $3k-ish price range, minus the proceeds from selling my 13" ($1200-ish I think). But then I don't know if I NEED two laptops, but the flexibility is nice. For the Mac Pro, it'd be a bit more money (configured up the way I'd probably get it)... but it wouldn't be portable. I can't really consolidate to one machine... one thing I do is broadcast my DJ'ing live with video, which really needs a separate machine to do the encoding... and I need at least one laptop for the DJ part.