I have been a Apple/Mac enthusiast since 1979 and I’ve seen decades of critics both praising and condemning everything Apple. My take is simple... Buy it if you like it... Don’t if you don’t. I have owned many Apple products; I purchased the ones I liked. I liked the Newton for what it had at the time (a few years too far ahead of of the market but I liked it anyway). I’ve had various Apple II and Mac computers over the years... I bought the ones I liked when the time was right and skipped the ones that didn’t appeal to me. I’ve had various iPods, Apple TVs, Airports, iPhones, iPads, etc. but I can say I never bought anything I didn’t like. It’s interesting that some people exert so much time and energy bashing the new iMac... Some people are not just happy unless they’re miserable... To them I say nobody is forcing you to purchase Apple products. If you don’t like them then don’t buy them... It’s that simple. For me there are many products from Apple that I do like... I skipped the last two variations of iMacs because they didn’t appeal to me and I’m now ready to buy the new 2012 iMac. Why? Because I like it.