I just got back from the Apple Store in SD. They had the NEW G4s on display running at 2X1GHz with Jaguar. It honestly doesn't feel any faster than the megahertz differnce between 1X1GHz and my 733 MHz G4. Application loading seems faster, however, window resizing in IE is still painfully slow. Scrolling through a web page by dragging the scroll bar does feel faster and smoother, but it ain't blistering by any means. Scrolling through a web page on my machine in OS 9 is lightspeed compared to Jaguar on the new hardware. The guy that worked there said it was microsoft's fault because it doesn't take advantage of Quartz, and that I should try omniweb. I honestly don't understand how I can drag the scroll bar back and forth on a DV video stream at high res and have no lag whatsoever and not be able to do the same with a web page. It makes no friggin sense. Another thing that I though was weird was that a lot of the new options that thinksecret showed in the system prefs were not there. I did like the new Preview app. Some of the additions were really cool. The new address book is nicer, as well. The interface is a little prettier, IMHO, however I do have a gripe. Although the shadow under the arrow is cool, and I don't have a problem with it at all, in IE for example, when you put the cursor over a link and it changes to a hand, the shading disappears. It's just inconsistent, and I think that goes against good GUI design. Also, the menus are a little more opaque. I like the older ones a little better, but that's totally subjective. I didn't use iChat, so I won't comment on that. Sherlock is definitely cool. In fact, it is the only reason I have to upgrade to Jaguar, but I can just get Watson. I got movie showtimes for the theater in the same mall faster than it would've taken me to look out the window. Bottom line: I have been drooling over Jaguar's new features since they first leaked into the rumor sites, but I seriously see no reason to upgrade that is worth Apple's asking price. The cost to benefit ratio is just too high.