How do you do, fellow kids? Spoiler I come from a time when I bought a $2000 iMac that came with 256mb RAM and then for $300 I upgraded it to a supreme 768mb RAM!!!! As I am reading reviews to make a new purchase I hear that 8GB is a "bare minimum" these days. While I can't fathom that much RAM which is bigger than my first HDD iirc, what am I going to miss not going the 16GB route? I know 16GB+ is needed to edit 4K video but I am not a film editor, though I would like to run Parallels Windows but again -iirc- I did that on my 2GB macbook unibody from 2008.