Very good post, which, to my mind, this sums it up pretty well, and seems to be the ideal solution.Depends in the usage scenario.
If I wanted a laptop to use when on the road, then I would get an 11" or 13" MacBook Air (or Retina 13" MBP). If I wanted to use the laptop mainly at home, then I would get a 15" MacBook Pro Retina (as I already have done)
I feel your pain - I love my 13" MBA, but sometimes, especially when I have been working for hours, my eyes tell me that something easier for them would be very relaxing for me.15", anything smaller is not an option for my eyes.
I use ARD to control my Mini on my 15" Powerbook and the 1080 resolution is already/almost too small for my eyes.
13" MBA is ideal for work away from home, I already have a 27" iMac at home for heavy work, and an iPad for entertainment on the move.
Again, I have to agree with you. The MBA is a superb computer for someone who needs portability, power and a decent screen.13" is the ideal choice for me, I sold all my MBPs just because the 13" MBA is such a fantastic portable machine.