My 2011 MBP recently got spilled by my 4 yr old cousin, logicboard is compromised since it's been spilled by alcohol (first spill) prior that. I've been using it for various creative work ie., advertising work (comps using PS & AI), coding (sublime text, DW), usual browsing, etc. In other words, I work on it alot & it serves as a tool to gain for income. MBP I've been told (that's similar to mine) could be a viable option bec Pros: price range repairability updatable parts Cons: might get outdated parts pulled out in the future MBP with Retina I've been told isn't viable for heavy creative work since the flashdrive is soldered onto the logic board so in case logicboard is compromised, files wouldn't be retrieved. But it is advisable bec it's a faster, lighter machine, and to go along with the upgrades of Apple. Which would you recommend to buy and why? Thanks in advance!