One of the great annoyance (to my us, at least) is that Apple is shipping a $2399 laptop with a 256GB SSD!!! Now, one of the common arguments that the SSD is F-A-S-T. "Go check check the benchmark", they say. I am sure that those who edit 4K videos and high resolution photos, the benefit is greatly pronounced. And, of cause that SSD options should always be available. For the rest of us, all that speed doesn't do much good esp. when the SSD is full. Obviously, it would be ideal to have both the biggest and fastest SSD (and if you can easily afford that, then good for you), but if you have to choose either, which would it be?