The ONE gripe that I have with "modern" computing concerns hard drive speed. One of the few reasons that applications load slower from one machine to the next is almost entirely due to hard drive speed. So..... GIVE US SCSI OR GIVE US DEATH (or at least Serial ATA) SCSI - 15,000 RPMs, BABY These hard drives are wickedly fast. Seagate has been making 15,000 RPM hard drives for a while now, and have reduced seek times to 3.6ms, and increased transfer rates to roughly 70MBps--nearly as fast as the memory found in the iBook. Yeah, they're LOUD, but so are the fans in the PowerMac; the difference in noise level would be slight, if any. Serial ATA This is a technology that has me excited, even though I know very little about it. Serial ATA II is due late 2004, but offers transfer rates more than double the current parallel ATA-133 (at least theoretically) A Dumb Conclusion If the Mac world really wants something to be proud of, imagine a page file of roughly 10GB that is nearly as fast as the system memory, thus negating the need for 1GB of RAM (which wouldn't hurt). Yes, processor speeds still need to increase dramatically. Until that happens, Apple should be doing its part to increase performance wherever and whenever possible.