So here I am, typing this on my just-arrived 17" iMac and I am very impressed. I have a strong IT background so installing the extra 512MB and setting the unit up was a piece of cake. The unit came with 10.2.8 installed so using the upgrade discs (and about 30 minutes) I had 10.3 installed plus iLife. Right now I'm downloading the 80+MB of OS X patches in the background. Just messing around with the interface I really like the "feel" of the machine. Of course I'm doing everything the hard way, I'm sure, but with time will learn the in's and out's of how to work the machine. Damn this thing is quiet! Just stunning. Love the display, too! Only having the unit for just under two hours, really only two complaints: 1. The mouse. Ohmygawd this thing is horrible. The lack of a scroll wheel makes me want to strangle someone at Apple. The mouse -- when compared to the machine itself -- is a travesty. Where are some replacement mouse recommendations? 2. Running programs. Coming from the Windows world, what's the easiest way to see what is running and close them down? Finder? My newbie-ness is really cute, I know. 3. Expose. A highly-touted feature, I'm not sure how it works or what it does for me. Umm, that's about it. A pretty short list. After the updates install for everything I'm going to install Office 2004. Maybe burn a movie or download a Tears For Fears tune from iTunes. Very cool. Be interesting to see what the wife thinks... Thanks to all for your help thus far! Weee!