Originally, I had decided to buy the base 17-inch model and then add the $50 antiglare option and perhaps switch to the 7200 rpm HD instead of the stock 5400 rpm HD. Then, if the next-gen MBP (2012) is a major overhaul/improvement, I could sell this one and get the next model.
But now, the more I read about SSDs, I'm starting to think I might be better off buying the 17-inch and upgrading to the $500 256 GB SSD, which would make this MBP more of a long-term machine rather than a stopgap machine.
Thoughts? Are SSDs really as great as everyone says? Is Apple's $500 upgrade price reasonable, or is it way overpriced relative to third-party options?
Thanks for all feedback. I've used my current PB for almost 7 years, so I don't go through this process very often.