boy, its absolutely a BAD TIME TO BUY ANYTHING PRO now. Why ? because the next iteration of apple "Pro" (MP, MBP) would be a revolutionary rather than evolutionary. *Below are all pure speculation* a) The MP would probably all come equipped with stock 8 core with updated GPU. This should clearly separate itself from the "consumer" iMac. b) All the MBP would probably use the new Quad core2 extreme CPU and hopefully stock 256 GPU with bigger HDD c) Leopard OS. Although the upgrade would be less than $150 (hopefully). To me (Final cut studio, photoshop, maya user), all of the above are very significant. The only thing is, nothing will be updated until the new "45" intel CPU is out and it maybe Mac World 2008 before we will see these new REVOLUTIONARY pro machines. And also, you wont get the free Ipod promotion.