Well, I finally took the plunge and made an order. I got 6 gigs, a 1 TB quad interface external and a x-25m g2 80 gig. My ssd should be getting here sometime today. I just opened up photoshop after reseting the pram, it wasn't fully aware 6 gigs was in there, and it is nice! I just opened up a random amount of images on my desktop that I shot the other night and sat back and watched the activity monitor. Ok, so I had 2 gigs previously and cs4 struggled at times. It took a couple of minutes to open the images I selected but I was able to use exposé and still use other programs. After it opened the images, I counted to see just how many I had open. 55! Whoa! And, never did I dip below 2 gigs while in the process. This is so so nice. I can't wait to get that ssd in this sucker.