Here's the situation. My mom wants a Mac and thinks the iMac is the way to go. She is coming from a Compaq Presario 1200-XL110 (475MHz AMD, 6GB hard drive, 64MB SDRAM, 16MB vram) crap computer. With the tax in WA state she is looking at paying > 2,000.00 for the iMac, even with her teacher discount. A seller on eBay has dual 1.42MHz Power Mac G4's, for 999.00 starting bid, or 'Buy It Now' for 1,175.00 http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZucderQQhtZ-1 A 22" CRT can be had for 350.00 (more or less). Her needs are simple: WWW, simple desktop publishing, email, Word, et cetera. Although with a Mac she may discover iLife and who knows what her future needs may be. Any thoughts?