I have an older iMac from late 2006 it is a 2.16Ghz C2D with 2Gb of memory and 256Mb of video ram. I also have a quad-core 2008 mac pro with 6Gb of memory and a Nvidia 8800GT. I am thinking about selling the Mac Pro and the 23" Apple Cinema and going back to my old iMac. I do take advantage of the extra resolution of the Apple Cinema, but I doubt it is worth $3k. I also like to play games on my mac, but again it isn't worth $3k. The iMac had sufficient performance 90% of the time, but the Mac Pro's performance is a tad overkill in my opinion. The only problem I have with the iMac is that it only has 2Gb of ram and I can use 5Gb easily, but I know that OSX's memory manager likes to hog ram when it is available. What do you guys think? I really would like to have that $3k again .