I know many people love the recently released MacBook Pros, but I honestly can't say I feel the same way about them. I remember the days when a MacBook Pro sold for just over $1k, and I think it's safe to say those days are gone. I like being able to max out my hardware without spending nearly $2k, as I use my Mac pretty extensively, and the wide variety in I/O ports is critical for me. But I need a 13" for portability. I plan on sticking with Mac for the foreseeable future, and as a small business owner who runs both businesses from my computer (including various software programs, website managing, etc) and school, and being a heavy multitasker, I tend to max out my resources pretty quickly. The comparison here seems like the high-end (2.9 GHz i7 Ivy Bridge) 13" 2012 MacBook Pro (if I'm doing my math right) is about 125% more powerful/faster in benchmark tests than the entry level (2.3 GHz i5 Sandy Bridge) early 2011 MBP I own now. I currently have a 1 TB hybrid drive and 16 GB of RAM in my computer, and if I upgrade, I'm planning on having a 1 TB Samsung EVO 850 SSD and 16 GB of RAM as well, because the way I see it, that would be the highest possible quality non-retina MBP that is still in existence. So…your opinions on whether selling my current Mac and upgrading is a good idea? Remember, I'm thinking long-term: I want to stick with this current form factor as long as I can, but with the best possible specs. Does that sound like a fairly future-proof machine?