Hey all, I ordered a Mac Mini 2.6 i7 with 16GB 3rd party ram from Crucial and a 1 TB fusion drive. This was to replace an early 2008 mac pro 2.8 ghz 8 core machine, 120 GB SSD, 3 TB HDD, with 14 Gb ram. I figured since i still had my 27" LED Cinema display and keyboard/mouse, the mini would be perfect. Despite the impressive paper specs, I sold that machine because it felt like it was getting on with age and was slowing down. I felt compelled as well to try and get as much $$ as I could from selling it now rather than later. I use my machine mainly for writing. I will typically have 10 pdfs, and 4 word documents and excel sheets open. I use it for browsing where I will have several windows with 10 tabs in each open. At the same time, I stream a lot of music, and videos. It all felt very slow on the mac pro for some reason. I enjoy gaming once in awhile but not super demanding ones. Think plants vs zombies and the walking dead on steam. I also used my mac pro to manage my extensive photo, music and movie collection. I suppose I could be described as a "prosumer" whatever that means. However, despite having already ordered my Mini, I've continued to read reviews and have found some that speak negatively about the Mac Mini 2012's performance. In fact, a lot of the issues these reviews point out are the weak Intel 4000 gpu, heat and loud fans. This leaves me with the question for you: Did I just downgrade by ordering a mini instead of upgrading? Will the mini be blazing fast for what I use it for? And how long can it be competitive? 2 years? 3 years? I had planned to order the top of the line 27" iMac however, the long shipping times and lack of stock at my local Apple store pushed me towards the mini. For some reason too, I've always had a fear of all in ones since I had an iMac G4 and when the display died I was basically stuck with a useless computer. However, I am now wondering if i am better off canceling the order before its too late because I know Apple doesn't accept returns on BTO macs.