I've been reading the threads and trying to decide on a configuration to buy. I am going with the 2014 model because I feel the better graphics will matter more than 4 core performance for me long term. This is a home pc with the following uses: productivity apps, web, music, Lightroom, iMovie, occasional plex streaming, light kids gaming (probably more web based and Minecraft than anything else). Also plan to run Parallels occasionally for Quicken on Windows or other apps not supported by the Mac. Not planning dedicated always open VM. Plan to go with the 2.6 mid-tier model. My questions: 1. 8 GB or 16 GB of ram? Is 8 enough. I know 16 is better, but in the real world is 8 enough and will it last for the next few years. I've gotten 5+ years out of my current PC 2. SSD or Fusion? I realize SSD will be better, but how much better and is it really worth it and instead of the additional 1 TB of space with the fusion drive? If I get the SSD then I have to get an external drive for sure. I would rather put that money towards the extra memory if needed. Thanks.