Nice article, @joec. Really resonates with me. I could buy a rMBP today, but I’m holding out for the Haswell updates. Holding out for retina in the Mini, too. For now, I’m fine with my iPad 3.
@bond Thanks. I keep reading a lot of writers I respect dancing around the same basic idea. Though we know exactly why Apple can't make everything Retina yet, we still wish they could. It's an odd feeling.
@joec Me too, and it may be that we are just unused to having to weigh relative benefits, since the form factor penalty is so high with retina. Before it, new or updated products seemed to be better in every measurable way.