As some of you know, I am selling my iMac on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2746270355 ; PLUG!! sorry, I had to), and putting the money toward a laptop. Of course this brings about a whole new "which powerbook" discussion, but there are other threads about that. . . . Anyway, I am looking to keep costs down, and began to contemplate the usefulness of the superdrive. I have had one in my iMac for a year, but in actuality only every used DVD-R seven or eight times. I do enjoy the backup ease it provides, and I have burnt a hom emovie for my friends on it, but that 7 uses doesn't quite seem worth the cost increase (that money could go to something used everyday, like maxing out the RAM). Also, the more common activity of CD burning would be much faster and usable; though more would have to be burned for backups. Let me know what you guys think.