Don't really have a question, but I would surely accept any hellpful insights you folks may have. I am new to this site, but I belong to two others sites (different topics) that use the same format. I am a PC owner and have been for a number of years but I am very serious about switching to Mac in the near future. I used to work on old Apple SE' and Apple II's many years ago at work and though I aways loved them, I just couldn't afford them back then. Now, I am basically fed up with Windows and generic PCs. I got my hands on the beta release of Windows Vista and decided that I would try it out. Problem is that I couldn't load it on my laptop or my main PC because of an incompatible disk drive controller. This has happened to me before with a different Dell machine. Couldn't load Linux for the same reason. Anyway, you get the idea. Like I said, I am just plain fed up. The other problem I have is that I have a one year old Panasonic Digital video camera, but I can't seem to get the video off of the camera cleanly because of not having firewire or USB 2.0. Added the USB 2.0, but it is rather dodgy so it makes it not even worth bothering with. The main things I do on my computers these days are, working in the forums like this, video conferencing with my kids who got moved 600 miles away from me, digital photo printing and minor photo manipulation, rip my own CD's and burning backup CD's or putting MP3's on my MP3 player. A couple things that I REALLY want to do with my next computer are: Use Rosetta Stone software to help learn Spanish, and start doing some fairly lightweight editing of my digital video tapes and put them on DVD's. I will still have my old PC for the rare times that I might want to play around with a PC game, but I don't do that much. My existing system has a Dell 17" flat panel (it's baically a Samsung) that accepts DVI input. I will probably use that with my next syetem. I went to the local Apple store and met with a very helpful rep. We talked about these things and this is what he recommends. Wondering what you folks think. Mac mini 1.66 Intel Dual Core Internal Super drive 2GB RAM Keyboard and Mouse AppleCare (for the extended warranty) maybe Procare Remote possibility of .Mac but what I have read doesn't make it sound worth the cost.