Ok i really need to say this: Dear Steve, you have proven to be a very bright mind, so you should be more than aware of the fact that we, the Pro consumers segment, have a different set of needs and behavior, compared to the the average "home/individual" consumers you serve. We are not (only) driven by the hype of the latest cool device in town, or the actions of trend-setters... no, we actually make budget plans and forecasts in order to buy new hardware. We love Macs, we even depend on Macs, but we not only LIKE them, we actually NEED them, so we can get some work done. As individual consumers, we can afford the wait. We actually love it, the whole drama and suspense around it; as individual consumers, we can do fine with our current hardware until the next big thing hits the market; we're just concerned about having to delay the showing-off of our new iPhone 4 to your friends for the next two weeks. no biggie; but pro-sumers.... man we need our stuff, and we need it ASAP. If the main focus of the company (Apple) is now deviated from us pro users, to the trend-setting "gadgeteers", and now everything revolves 100% on gadgets such as iPads, iPhones and iPods, it would be advisable to use a different, parallel and completely divorced strategy for us Pro consumers; in other words, dear Steve: WE NEED TO KNOW IF THE NEW mac pro IS COMING OUT OR NOT, AND IF SO, WHEN WILL IT BE RELEASED. I love Macs, always have, and probably always will, but i just can't afford this enigma anymore. Pro gear is for people with schedules, keep the suspense for the people who can afford it.