I've been trying to purchase an 8-core '09 MP for a few months now. My IT dept, citing budget concerns, keeps coming back to me trying to trim cost. Now they're actually suggesting going from our original base purchase of an 8-core to a 4-core to save even more $. Waiting for the new (more expensive) MP release it out of the question, but please... can anyone point me to a good link explaining why it wouldn't be a good idea to go backwards at this point? I've found some comparisons, but mostly using CS3 in their benchmarks. I'm assuming CS4 (PShop, Premiere, AE) takes better advantage of multiple cores now, and it would seem logical that FCP would do so, given the obvious connection between hardware/software development. So if anyone can point me to a good, recent comparison link to help justify the purchase of the octo, I would really appreciate it! Thanks.