I currently own a 2009 iMac 24" 2.66ghz and for a number of reason i think its time to upgrade to a newer model. Due to financial restrictions i think and the fact i can no longer get an education discount from apple, i think a mac mini may be the most sensible way forward. I understand that a 2012 Mac mini is just around the corner, so it would be quite stupid of me to go for the 2011 models at the moment. I mainly use my iMac for music production with large amounts of audio tracks an plug ins, my main concern is that if a new mac mini wouldnt be a significant upgrade in terms of performance compared to my 2009 iMac, I know the hardware will be much more up to date, but im concerned that the mac mini may not run as cool, and would I be better off just upgrading to a newer iMac? Any thoughts?