The reason I ask is that I am recently engaged, and planning to get married in a short while. I had been previously planning to buy a MBP when Merom came out, but with the added cost of that performance plus the fact that in may in fact be better to wait until Santa Rosa, I am now considering buying a MB now and then later after the wedding (Aug 07+) getting the MBP. My fiancée prefers this idea, because then she says she'll want my MB when I upgrade. Here's the nuts and bolts of it: I have a G4 MDD 1ghz, with 1gb RAM, 80gb HDD, and the Radeon 9000 Pro with 64mb RAM. If I switch up to a 2ghz Core Duo MB (White or Black) and up the memory to 1gb or more, am I going to experience a complete increase in performance? More importantly, am I going to be able to run Photoshop or Final Cut Studio adequately, or at least better than my G4? If so, there is no question about it. I'll get the MB. Just as a side question, If I receive overwhelming support for the MB, should I get it as soon as possible and take advantage of the ipod/printer deal, or wait in case the Steve blesses us with C2D? I apppreciate all your advice. I love this site.