I'm all set to order my mac pro, for which I've been saving up for a long time. I never imagined that I would agonize over the display FAR more than the specs of the computer, however. I've decided to get an ACD for a variety or reasons, and I assumed I would get the 23", but after playing with the 30" at the store this weekend now I'm totally stuck. I'm hoping someone will have some sage buying advice, or perhaps some info or personal experience about one or the other that will help sway my opinion. And right off the bat, it's not so much a question of money. Obviously the 23" is half the price of the 30". But for one, I have been saving and can get the 30" if I want to. Also, I'm considering the possibility (in the near future, not right away) of having a dual setup with 2x23", which would end up being the same price as one 30". My biggest problem is that I've never worked on anything larger than 21" and never worked with dual monitors. I KNOW I could use the extra real-estate however I get it, but the question in my mind is, can I justify a Ferrari when all I need is a perfectly good Civic? Or maybe that should be a Ferrari and a BMW, as both monitors are luxury cars Also, would 2x 23" be better than one 30", or is 46-freakin-inches just too wide? If it helps, I'm a graphic designer, sometimes web designer and video editor by day, and a designer/illustrator/amateur photographer by night. Career-wise I'm still really green (but very serious/committed) and I think that's part of why I'm worried about "justifying" a mammoth monitor. Anyhow, thank you for any advice and help!