Hi all. I'm new to this forum and Macs in general, so like many others I've got a question... I'm looking to switch to Mac now as my current PC (P4 2ghz, 512mb of RAM) is four years old and starting to fade. However, I'm a professional cartoonist who uses Photoshop on a daily basis, so I've done a fair amount of research and understand the whole non-UB Adobe software problem facing current Intel Macs. I have my heart set on an Intel Mac, but If I switched, I'd be running CS2 through Rosetta like everyone else for upwards of a year until CS3 is released. My question is this: how much of a speed reduction can I actually expect? I've found a number of performance benchmark tests that cite the number at anywhere between 90%-40% of a reduction, but I don't know if that will apply to me as I don't think I'm a heavy user of Photoshop. To give you an idea, I work solely with 300 dpi b&w images with 5-6 layers. The files usually end up in the 5-10 mb range, so, like I said, it's nothing major, but I don't want to have to be relegated to mediocre performance. So how much of an actual reduction should expect if I were to get a maxed out Intel iMac (2ghz, 2gb of RAM, 256mb of VRAM) compared to what I'm used to -- or would it actually be an increase? OR do I need to wait for the next generation of Power Macs, which could cost twice as much? I'm admittedly clueless when it comes to Macs as I have no real experience, so any help is greatly appreciated!