I waited and waited for the recent G5 updates and was very disappointed in the chipset. No DDR2 memory. No PCI Express graphics. The new G5 processor generates a ton of heat and only the top of the line (I won't spend $3,000 for home use) is water cooled. For the first time in 20 years, I actually looked at a WinTel computer (a Sony R Series). The case design (water cooling and open in the middle) is very quiet. It has a SATA HD and x800 graphics. You can configure it 100 different ways when ordering online. Imagine having TWO optical drives! I know I ultimately will buy Apple because the operating system and iLife are so superior. Plus, I have invested a lot of money in Apple software. But it bothers me to know that cutting edge hardware is out there, and Apple does not have it. I will spend $2,000 to get PCI, AGP, and other technologies that have gone the way of the buffalo. Anyone else willing to admit that they have Intel envy?