Thanks for the insights. Ive got a 2008 15" MBP that I use for CS as well as virtualized with Windows so I can code c++ in Visual Studio. Its still going quite strong as well. Ive been thinking of upgrading but cant justify it. Recently came across a 15" 2014 MBP in a pawn shop but I passed. Figure Ill keep an eye on ebay for upgraders unloading their old machine.
Lastly, Im an apple share holder from about 2000 when Steve came back. I look on the company today with some doubts now and what to do. iOS is still where most of their money comes from so its a quandary.