I am very close (within the next week and a half, if not days) to purchasing either the 13" Retina MacBook Pro or the 13" MacBook Air. My main concerns are: - Retina display. Honestly, I would be fine with a MacBook Air as the performance would easily meet my needs, but I need to know if the $160 price difference (student discount woot woot) for a better display is worth it. How noticeable is it? Will I regret it if I skip the Retina and get the MBA? - Staingate! How common is this?? I don't want to shell out more on a better computer only to get screwed by a production flaw. The mixed reports on Apple's responses make me very nervous. Just getting a MBA may save me all the trouble. I lean very closely towards the rMBP for future-proofing, power just in case I need it later on down the line (right now I don't), display, and the fact that it's not that much more expensive. But I could be swayed either way.