I am looking upgrade my system and I have spent many hours in the Apple Store (online) putting together different orders looking for what would work best for me. First to mention what I currently have: 1) PB G3 Pismo w/ 1GB RAM 20 GB HD and AirPort running Jaguar. (works very nicely and I love the machine, just a little slow when working in PhotoShop and things, also would like a little more desktop space) 2)PM 8600/300 with Sonnet upgrade to G4/450, 305 MB RAM, 40 GB HD (although I think my big drive is dead) with USB card, also an ATI Rage video card to allow on 19" Samsung and a 17" MAG monitor in a dual monitor arrangment. This system has never worked reliably with the upgrade and OSX, but I may just not be doing things right. This system draggs behind my laptop at this point. So, my problem is what to do. I want to update my desktop system so that my laptop can act as my portable system and be on my coffee table when I am at home. I want to be able to edit video work with high res images and such. I really do very little gaming on my computer. That is what my PS2 is for. So, the most cost effective option I have come up with is to get a 17" iMac 1GB RAM, SuperDrive, Formac Sutdio, LeCie d2 200 GB FireWire Drive, Final Cut Pro 4.0 Academic, Canon ZR-70, and an iPod (30GB) while I am at it. (I do plan on waiting a while before I actually buy to see what is in store for the iMac because I think something is coming fairly soon) I guess what I am wondering is, what are your thoughts on this setup and how it will fit my needs on a budget. Someday down the road when I am done with school and making good money I will most likely buy a PM but untill then I hope this will get me by. What do you think. Please be honest. And I would love to hear personal experience with this hardware.