Just recently received my 2nd Retina Macbook Pro- I returned the base model for the base model with 16GB Ram. I am so absolutely satisfied with everything about this computer- something about my early 2011 felt missing- I also own an 11'' MBA and that always just felt "cooler" than my 2011 MBP. However, after using this machine for an extended period of time both with my first and second retina, I have to say that I don't think I could be happier with this computer. It brings me to ponder a certain thought- how will the Retina MBP influence other future laptops, and where will this direction be? This computer feels so blazing fast that you sort of have to wonder if performance will sort of top out at one point- meaning that though higher clock speeds and etc. are possible, applications won't necessarily require those high of speeds to perform speedy, still. What do you guys think? How will the form factor and screen of the rMBP influence the industry, and do you think performance is going to, or currently becoming, less important as computers become extremely, extremely powerful?