I'd like some advice on what I should do. I have a non-retina MBP, the mid 2012 13" model that was purchased in 2012. When I brought it for its final covered Apple Care visit I mentioned that I wanted to get another one and I was advised that it would be better to update the one I already have than buy a new one. Do you agree with this? I actually use the optical drive fairly often, so if I got a new one, I'd need to get an external. I have used retina MBPs but I don't particularly care about that. There is also the new trackpad, which I hear cannot be swapped into an old one because of size differences, and which I'd be interested in but would have to give up if I stuck with this machine. We also don't know what's coming as far as the rumored redesign. I was planning on putting in 16gb ram and a 512 SSD from my current 4gb ram and 500gb HDD. Also possibly a new battery but as of July mine was at 92%, so I might hold off on that. The heaviest usage is multiple Adobe CS programs running at the same time. Increased speed overall and functionality when using say Photoshop and After Effects at the same time is why I'm doing this.