Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to Isidro27)
This is entirely personal preference as to what you want to do with your machine. Check out Mountain Lion features below
As far as your macbook getting "messed up", just PLEASE do your research before deciding to upgrade. The technical specifications you need to meet can be found here
Also, depending on what you're running now, check out your software on your unit. Make sure that it will be compatible with Mountain Lion. If not, you may need to look into upgrading your software as well that you have now to make sure that it will work out fine.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to Isidro27)
From what I can say based on my experiences: unless you want to return your Mac to the repair shop, it is really not worthy.
First it caused several problems as Xwindow Server changed/got obsolete, which required me to update Matlab to an extremely new version (less than a month old) and Secondly it seems to have crashed my battery. And apart from that it all buggy and instable as before (but thats probably additionally because I am having a Retina MBP and the codemonkeys need to start from scratch how to do graphics programming). It's hilarious how people can accept such a crap of a system (both hardware and software) for their work.
The MBP-Retina I have reminds me so much of my old Acer Notebook: great specs and features on paper but when it came to stability all the way bluescreens, reboot etc. I regret having given in to my boss to work on a Mac. Its just a nice metal case and a high resolution, but the rest can be thrown away...