I'm not so sure why so many people feels like hating on the rMBP. If you don't like it, don't buy it - simple enough. You can point out all the cons you want, but this is the best, thinnest macbook ever created for professional use. And yes, I use it professionally without a glitch. I travel with tons of gear on a regular basis and I've been waiting for a fast, compact notebook for years. I'm not sure why people are complaining when a similar spec non-retina MBP would cost even more. And the previous generation was similarly price when built with anti-glare and hi res screen (but without the SSD). In fact, I paid $3k for the last professional notebook (17" Late 2011 MBP) which is bigger and slower. I'm sure I'll get a ton of thumbs down for this but honestly, what do people expect? You won't understand the need for value of this notebook until you're traveling regularly and need a professional notebook - It's a dream for those of us who do.