I would like to buy a Power Mac at some point to replace me AMD Athlon 1700+ with 768MB DDR 333, GeForce 4, etc. I do not need the Power Mac immediately, but have been wanting a desktop mac (I have a 500Mhz IceBook) and Altivec/Quartz Extreme, etc. I would also like the machine I buy to last 2.5 to 3 years, as I will probably spend $2500+ on the thing. I have two questions: 1. Should I buy a Power Mac now or wait for the PowerPC 970-based Macs to come out? 2. How will the current Power Mac compare to my Athlon? Will it feel as snappy just running the OS? My iBook cannot touch my PC in terms of resizing windows, scrolling, and other UI elements. Your comments are appreciated.