Hey guys, I don't mean to stir the pot or anything because I know a lot of people will support EVERY Apple decision no matter what - I am usually one of those people... but after owning a rMBP for about half a year I have come to the conclusion that the RETINA decision is way too ahead of it's time and doesn't work well, and that's not likely to change any time soon. Some of the major issues with the retina screen: -Most sites are not ready to use retina, and appear "stretched" if they don't have high quality assets. Doesn't seem like a big deal until you realize that you're paying more for a worse picture quality about 70% of the time. -Gaming is completely broken on the rMBP except for a handful of games. The giant resolution makes things LAG really bad, which is already hard to game with a Mac. The video card can absolutely not handle most games! -Windows 7 & 8 in the bootcamp is broken. This goes back to the prior point but I had used the bootcamp feature to play PC games on the Mac when I needed to, now they just won't even load most of the time because Windows can't read the retina resolution, especially in Steam. -Most people don't accept the standard for their sites, so they won't make their pages for retina. Macs are less than 10% of the market and more than half of Macs don't have retina anyway so the developers don't bother. -Battery Life is highly diminished because of the retina screen, especially if you have on max brightness.. -Dimness: but you need to have it on the max brightness, because since there are more pixels to illuminate, the brightness on average is lower than a regular screen. -Designing stuff on retina is a pain in the ass. A lot of apps like Photoshop (older versions) are broken due to retina. Here's another $1000 to pay for the upgraded photoshop version. Ugh. -Other bugs that I can't remember, like the screen capture tool being BROKEN in retina mode due to pixel doubling. Overall, the retina idea has been an utter FAIL as of now. I think 1080p is the superior resolution for modern computers for the next 10 years. Apple should have spent more time ironing out these issues. I agree that for phones and iPads it's required to have a high resolution but they are a controlled environment and avoid these issues all together. I think in order to impress people and have another gimmick, Apple overcommitted to the retina technology for very few gains. Apple really messed up bad on this one, which isn't something I say a lot.