Personally, I went with the cMBP when I discovered that the storage on the rMBP wasn't the standard 2.5" and alternatives were expensive. Before then, I was set on buying the rMBP. Replacing the ODD for a HDD was another benefit. As for the screen, the HR-glossy screen I have currently is nice in its own way. And I honestly don't know why people bitch so much about the weight difference. An extra pound won't kill you. My old laptop used to weight 8 lb, not including the adapter and mouse, which were a necessity. And this is coming from a college student who has to lug it around all day.