Ok, I've been holding off on a new mac purchase for the better part of a year now. First I was waiting for the new powerbooks to be released. Wasn't too impressed with the last gen upgrades, so I decided to see what would happen with the intel powerbooks (macbook pro). Still not overly impressed, honestly, and since I need to run CS2 primarily, it looks like it won't do me the slightest bit of good to buy an intel mac until CS3 comes out (in about a year??). My end goal is to end up with a powerful portable for creative use and some sort of home machine for media use and as a backup machine. That leaves me a couple of options: 1. Buy a PPC mac mini and load it down with ram (takes up to 1gig, right?) and then keep it as a media machine later on when I buy a portable. 2. Buy a "cheap", lower end powermac and have a pretty damn usable machine that won't compromise much. Either sell it in a year or so and get a macbook pro along with the newest iteration of the mini for media/home use, or keep it as a better home machine in addition to the later portable. 3. Buy a last gen powerbook. Keep it for 12-18 months and then upgrade. Worry about the media machine later down the road. (Have the fixed the issues with the screens and the 2nd ram slot?) 4. Buy a new iBook with the intent of replacine it with a macbook pro as soon as CS3 comes out. Worry about the media machine later down the road. I don't really want an iMac because the whole integrated monitor thing annoys me. I'd like to get a Dell flat screen which I'd then connect to both my home media computer and my portable once I end up with that setup. Right now I have a G3 iBook (dual USB) that I've been running into the ground with creative work. It's slow and pretty much needs to go at this point. I can probably get a few hundred dollars back out of it. Thoughts? Say screw it all and buy a MBP running rosetta and figure it'll only get better?