Wow, i've already paid off my iMac! I got it a month and a half ago, thinking I would just use it for everyday use and some light pro work just as a hobby. Then a friend asked me to edit her wedding video for her into a dvd for her family and friends, and for a keepsake. Apparantly people who do wedding dvds charge in the thousands! i took a $500 fee and made it in 2 weeks - It took a while because i had to learn iMovie HD. I tell you - that is some powerful editing software. The only downside is that I wish they would have more pre-made custom templates on the quality level of the Road Trip motif. Anyway, word of mouth spread and I already have my iMac paid off for and then some! anyone else use their iMac for pro level work like this? I've also done tons of stuff with iPhoto and iWork making presentations and slideshows for people. I tell you - iLife is a VERY robust program suite! it's almost worth purchasing a Mac for all by itself!