Who do you want to learn about minimalism from more than Chuck Jones?
Problems with Illustrator's GPU acceleration are already being well-recorded. In short, it'll smooth things out for you when navigating around your document, but it'll make a lot of your work look bad. If you do a lot of line work, you'll be especially punished.
Some really lovely ideas, with an unfair assumption of single-taskedness – usually on the lockscreen I have more than one thing I might want to know).
Have you seen this panacea image format? Much better compression than JPG, transparency like PNG, animation like GIF…